FileFormat

FileFormat["name"]
attempts to determine what Import format could be used to import the file corresponding to .

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  • FileFormat returns a format name of the type used by Import.
  • FileFormat uses heuristic methods, and may not give correct results, particularly for shorter files.
  • FileFormat does not verify that Import would succeed if applied to .
  • FileFormat gets clues from both names of files and properties of files recorded in the filesystem, but bases the final result it returns only on the actual contents of files.

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The Import format of a file:

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A format name of the type used by Import:

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Introduced in 2007
(6.0)