function drush_attempt_mime_content_type

8.0.x drush_attempt_mime_content_type($filename)
7.x drush_attempt_mime_content_type($filename)
master drush_attempt_mime_content_type($filename)

Works like drush_mime_content_type, but does not set an error if the type is unknown.

2 calls to drush_attempt_mime_content_type()
drush_file_is_tarball in includes/
Check whether a file is a supported tarball.
drush_mime_content_type in includes/
Determines the MIME content type of the specified file.


includes/, line 887
The drush API implementation and helpers.


function drush_attempt_mime_content_type($filename) {
  $content_type = FALSE;
  if (class_exists('finfo')) {
    $finfo = new finfo(FILEINFO_MIME_TYPE);
    $content_type = $finfo->file($filename);
    if ($content_type == 'application/octet-stream') {
      drush_log(dt('Mime type for !file is application/octet-stream.', array('!file' => $filename)), LogLevel::DEBUG);
      $content_type = FALSE;
  // If apache is configured in such a way that all files are considered
  // octet-stream (e.g with mod_mime_magic and an http conf that's serving all
  // archives as octet-stream for other reasons) we'll detect mime types on our
  //  own by examing the file's magic header bytes.
  if (!$content_type) {
    drush_log(dt('Examining !file headers.', array('!file' => $filename)), LogLevel::DEBUG);
    if ($file = fopen($filename, 'rb')) {
      $first = fread($file, 2);

      if ($first !== FALSE) {
        // Interpret the two bytes as a little endian 16-bit unsigned int.
        $data = unpack('v', $first);
        switch ($data[1]) {
          case 0x8b1f:
            // First two bytes of gzip files are 0x1f, 0x8b (little-endian).
            // See
            $content_type = 'application/x-gzip';

          case 0x4b50:
            // First two bytes of zip files are 0x50, 0x4b ('PK') (little-endian).
            // See
            $content_type = 'application/zip';

          case 0x5a42:
            // First two bytes of bzip2 files are 0x5a, 0x42 ('BZ') (big-endian).
            // See
            $content_type = 'application/x-bzip2';

            drush_log(dt('Unable to determine mime type from header bytes 0x!hex of !file.', array('!hex' => dechex($data[1]), '!file' => $filename,), LogLevel::DEBUG));
      else {
        drush_log(dt('Unable to read !file.', array('!file' => $filename)), LogLevel::WARNING);
    else {
      drush_log(dt('Unable to open !file.', array('!file' => $filename)), LogLevel::WARNING);

  // 3. Lastly if above methods didn't work, try to guess the mime type from
  // the file extension. This is useful if the file has no identificable magic
  // header bytes (for example tarballs).
  if (!$content_type) {
    drush_log(dt('Examining !file extension.', array('!file' => $filename)), LogLevel::DEBUG);

    // Remove querystring from the filename, if present.
    $filename = basename(current(explode('?', $filename, 2)));
    $extension_mimetype = array(
      '.tar' => 'application/x-tar',
      '.sql' => 'application/octet-stream',
    foreach ($extension_mimetype as $extension => $ct) {
      if (substr($filename, -strlen($extension)) === $extension) {
        $content_type = $ct;
  return $content_type;