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Installation

This extension is enabled by default as of PHP 5.3.0. Before this time, fileinfo was a PECL extension but is no longer maintained there. However, versions prior to 5.3+ may use the » discontinued PECL extension.

Windows users must include the bundled php_fileinfo.dll DLL file in php.ini to enable this extension.

The libmagic library is bundled with PHP, but includes PHP specific changes. A patch against libmagic named libmagic.patch is maintained and may be found within the PHP fileinfo extensions source.

Upgrade history of the bundled libmagic library
PHP Version Updated libmagic Version Notes
5.3.2 5.03  
5.3.0 5.02  

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