Identifies the file types in a directory and adds or replaces their file extensions.

find "$(realpath .)" -type f -exec bash -c 'p="{}"; b="${p##*/}"; e=${b#"${b%.*}"}; e2=$(file -b -F="" --extension "$p"| awk -F/ '\''$1~/^\w+$/ {print $1} '\''); if [ "$e" != ".$e2" ] && [ ! -z $e2 ]; then mv "$p" "${p%$b}${b%$e}.$e2"; fi;' \;
It tries to identify the file types in a directory and adds or replaces them with their appropriate extensions. Please, update the "file" tool before use it (last version: 5.37):

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