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017package org.apache.commons.vfs2;
018
019/**
020 * Creates {@link FileContentInfo} instances to determine the content-info for given file contents.
021 */
022public interface FileContentInfoFactory
023{
024    /**
025     * Creates a FileContentInfo for a the given FileContent.
026     * 
027     * @param fileContent
028     *            Use this FileContent to create a matching FileContentInfo
029     * @return a FileContentInfo for the given FileContent.
030     * @throws FileSystemException
031     *             when a problem occurs creating the FileContentInfo.
032     */
033    FileContentInfo create(FileContent fileContent) throws FileSystemException;
034}