How do I enable fileinfo?

The functions in the fileinfo module try to guess the content type and encoding of a file by looking for certain magic byte sequences at specific positions within the file. While this is not a bullet proof approach, the heuristics used do a very good job.

You can find more information about fileinfo at – File Information.

Enabling fileinfo

  1. Create a phprc file under your username. View the following articles for instructions on how to create a phprc file.

    If the file already exists, view the following articles for instructions on how to update it (depending on if you're using an FTP client or SSH):

  2. Once you’ve created your phprc file, add the following line to it:
    extension =
  3. Save your phprc file and restart php. View the killing PHP processes article for details.
  4. Check to see if your changes have updated.
  5. Add a new file to your website titled phpinfo.php and include the following code:
    <?php phpinfo(); ?>
  6. View the following URL in your browser:
    You should see the following in the page that appears:
    01 fileinfo.png

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