|22nd April 2012|
|Building File for Android
One important forensic tool on the POSIX systems is file, and has been for at least 20 years. So when I work on an android host, it is disconcerting to find that tool missing.
After wandering around the Infobahn looking for an android build of the file command, I finally went ahead and compiled it myself.
The package containing the file binary (v5.11), the associated magic files and the build specific files that I needed (over and above the source) to build it can be found here.
Source: file website
Compile pointers: Native Vim on Android
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