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Many files on UNIX systems have one or more extensions specifying their types. For example, a file that ends in ‘.c’ is a file containing a C program, while a file ending in ‘.tar.gz’ is a tar archive compressed with the gzip utility. Having a default action for each file type, binded on the same key, seems to be a good idea because you can use that key to obtain type specific information about a file or to process it in some type specific way much easier. The GNUIT package contains a script called gitaction that is used to detect the current file type and perform a type specific action. See section The GNUIT per file type action script, for more information.

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Perform an action on the current file, depending on its type

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