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See also: file type
filetype (plural filetypes)
- (computing) An identifier indicating the type of information contained in an electronic format.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (computing) A command in certain operating systems that creates a directory of files of a particular type or sorted by type, or that limits the results of a directory search to a particular type.
- To assign a type to a file.
- This software searches the directory and attempts to filetype all the files in it.