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How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open?

  1. Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command?
  2. Is there a way to do this using a GUI?

For both questions: How to do it per user basis, how to do it system-wide?

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It's all done with MIME types in various databases. xdg-mime can be used to query and set user values.

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I had the same problem today, but more towards the gnome/cinnamon side of things.

So you can query and change the default mime type for things by

gvfs-mime --qery inode/directory

gvfs-mime --set inode/directory nemo.desktop
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