regfiletype

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NAME
       regfiletype - Identify the formats of Regina data files

SYNOPSIS
       regfiletype file ...


DESCRIPTION
       This utility determines which file format a given Regina data file is
       in.  You may pass multiple files on the command line; the format of
       each file will be written to standard output.

       Only Regina's modern XML-based file formats are recognised (both
       compressed and uncompressed).  In its very early years, Regina used an
       impenetrable and undocumented binary format; this was replaced with XML
       in 2002 (Regina 3.0), and support for this format was removed
       completely in 2013 (Regina 4.94).  If you still need to recognise
       and/or read files in this ancient binary format, you will need to
       download Regina 4.93.

MACOS X USERS
       If you downloaded a drag-and-drop app bundle, this utility is shipped
       inside it.  If you dragged Regina to the main Applications folder, you
       can run it as /Applications/Regina.app/Contents/MacOS/regfiletype.

WINDOWS USERS
       The command-line utilities are installed beneath the Program Files
       directory; on some machines this directory is called
       Program Files (x86).  You can start this utility by running
       c:\Program Files\Regina\Regina 5.1\bin\regfiletype.exe.

SEE ALSO
       regconvert, regina-gui.

AUTHOR
       This utility was written by Benjamin Burton <bab@maths.uq.edu.au>.
       Many people have been involved in the development of Regina; see the
       users' handbook for a full list of credits.



                               14 December 2016                 REGFILETYPE(1)