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Why does `xdg-mime query filetype …` fail to find a new added file type?

I installed a new file type to share MIME database. But xdg-mime query filetype cannot tell the new type. This problem only happens on my own Linux OS which does not use GNOME or KDE as its desktop. ...
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Is there a glibc API that can find the default handing application for a MIME type on linux?

I want to find the default handling application in my C program. Is there a C API with same functionality as xdg-mime query default mime-type on Linux?
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Can shared-mime-info associate a MIME type to a desktop applications?

I can add a new MIME type in shared MIME-info, but how can I associates this MIME type with an application?
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How can I find the application for a MIME type on linux?

Is there a linux API that can find the default application for a MIME type? Then I can use this application to open a file. I can not use xdg-open(url) because the file format is a wrapper format and ...
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Gentoo default application for opening files

On my Gentoo box running without a desktop environment, every time I try to open a file the system tries to open it with Firefox. I understand that without a desktop environment "open file" cannot ...