The mimetypes Module

The mimetypes module contains support for determining the MIME type for a given uniform resource locator. This is based on a built-in table, plus Apache and Netscape configuration files, if they are found. This module is demonstrated in Example 6-9.

Example 6-9. Using the mimetypes Module

File: mimetypes-example-1.py

import mimetypes
import glob, urllib

for file in glob.glob("samples/*"):
 url = urllib.pathname2url(file)
 print file, mimetypes.guess_type(url)

samplessample.au ('audio/basic', None)
samplessample.ini (None, None)
samplessample.jpg ('image/jpeg', None)
samplessample.msg (None, None)
samplessample.tar ('application/x-tar', None)
samplessample.tgz ('application/x-tar', 'gzip')
samplessample.txt ('text/plain', None)
samplessample.wav ('audio/x-wav', None)
samplessample.zip ('application/zip', None)

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