filetype

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

file +‎ type

Noun[edit]

filetype ‎(plural filetypes)

  1. (computing) An identifier for the type of information contained in an electronic format.
  2. (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.

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Verb[edit]

filetype ‎(third-person singular simple present filetypes, present participle filetyping, simple past and past participle filetyped)

  1. To assign a type to a file.
    This software searches the directory and attempts to filetype all the files in it.