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kioclient KMimeTypeRepository::parents: “/usr/share/mime/subclasses” refers to unknown mimetype “application/vnd.ms-excel…”

Whenever I open something with xdg-open in my new OpenSUSE 13.2 install, I am spammed by a sequence of warnings like $ xdg-open ./flask.wsgi kioclient(10634) KMimeTypeRepository::parents: ...
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How are file types known if not from file suffix?

I would like to know how file types are known if filenames don't have suffixes. For example, a file named myfile could be binary or text to start with, how does the system know if the file is binary ...
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How does filetype determination by filename extension in addition to XDG spec (mimeapps.list) work

I'm trying to set the default application for R noweb files but fail to find the place where this is specified. The reason for this is that my file managers seem to determine the file type by filename ...
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Sending a HTML file (with images) as email body using command line

This seems like a basic question and there are variations of it. I have a ONE-COLUMN html file (let us call it status.html). I would like to send this file which has a few images as the BODY of an ...
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CAJA: make all files with a given suffix get a given file type

Currently, my files with the suffix (extension) .def are recognized as generic "plain text files", and are opened in gedit, which I prefer for plain text files. However, my .def files are actually a ...
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file command apparently returning wrong MIME type

Why doesn't the following return text/csv? $ echo 'foo,bar\nbaz,quux' > temp.csv;file -b --mime temp.csv text/plain; charset=us-ascii I used this example for extra clarity but I'm also ...
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Why do desktop environments make custom xdg-open replacements?

Related to this answer on my previous question. So, XDG can handle it on its own: It can manage default applications - xdg-mime It can open file with associated application - xdg-open. Why do ...
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name of binary vs. name in GUI

I wish I could title this better. An example seems the best way of making the point: In icedove>preferences>attachments, for 'JEPG image' one can select 'Image Viewer' or 'Use other ...'. It turns ...
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Where does Nautilus get its file type description

I've created and registered some shared-mime-info files for custom file types. For example, in ~/.local/share/mime/packages I've added files like x-myokit.xml containing a mime type description, ...
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How to add a software to the list under “open with” other applications in Linux Mint 16?

I want to add a software to the "open with" other applications list that drops down after clicking on a photo to open. I installed Photoscape on my Linux Mint 16 system but it does not show in the ...
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How can I fix my .html file association in Linux Mint 17?

PCManFM 1.2.0 and Caja 1.8.1. When I double-click an HTML document in Caja or PCManFM, it tries to open the document in Thunderbird. In Start -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications, Firefox is ...
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Using Evince instead of Okular for Alpine (MIME configuration for PDF viewers)

Within Alpine, if I hit enter on a PDF attachment, my system brings up Okular. I would prefer if it brought up Evince, because that's the PDF viewer I normally use. How can I do that? This is clearly ...
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Finding a file type assuming wrong extension

I have an image archive I keep up. Sometimes, the sites I pull them from reformat the file while keeping the extension the same, most often making PNG images into JPG's that are still named ".png". ...
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xdg-open just opens Nautilus

I'm running Fedora 20 with Gnome 3.12. Recently, I installed KDE via yum but decided to stick with Gnome. Ever since installing KDE, the xdg-open and gnome-open commands do not open files with the ...
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How an application is chosen over others to open a particular filetype in Linux

Earlier my text/xml files were by default opened by firefox I think. Not sure of this because I do not remember exactly. Then I think I installed geany and then my text/xml files were always by ...
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Files are opened by wrong applications if opened from a number of programs

History: I had problems with mime associations under Firefox. Firefox opened downloaded files with wrong programs. I deleted ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and now it works. Now I noticed ...
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Lynx is trying to unzip my downloads

I am having a problem with the Lynx text browser. When I try to download a some tar.gz files, Lynx is not downloading it. It is putting it in a tmp directory and then trying to unpack it with the ...
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Why are all files detected as application/octet-stream in nemo?

nemo sees all files as Binary (application/octet-stream), so these kinds of things happened: All files (.mkv, .mp4, .torrent, anything) lost their association to any program All .pdf files could not ...
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“file” command confusing C & C++

When using file to check some file types, I noticed that it seems to incorrectly label C++ files as C files: $ file User.* User.cpp: C source, ASCII text User.h: C++ source, ASCII text User.o: ELF ...
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Why does xdg-open text_file differ from sudo -u me xdg-open text_file?

If I run the following command, the text file opens in my preferred editor (kate). $ xdg-open text_file However, if I try the following, where sparhawk is my username, I get several warnings, and ...
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How to save “text/pdf” PDF files on the disk from an incoming mail in Mutt

I receive emails with PDF attachments that have the MIME type "text/pdf". This is obviously not good, but some mail clients are doing that... The problem is that saving such an attachment in Mutt ...
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`file` doesn’t show proper mime-type for .m2ts files

I need to define mime type of various video files and I got a problem with .m2ts files. Before I stumbled on this, I used file utility with -iL keys and parsed the output with sed. Today I found that ...
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Is there an “open with” command for the command line?

Does the command line have a way to get a recommended list of programs used to open a particular file, based on the file type? For example, a .pdf file would have an open with... recommendation using ...
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gnome-open execute shell script

Is there a way to execute shell scripts automatically using gnome-open? If I call gnome-open script.sh in the terminal, the script opens in the default text editor. However the shell-script is ...
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Metadata for exchanging BSD mailbox files

The BSD mailbox format has, according to Jamie Zawinski, never been formally documented (see his anti-content-length rant), and does not have, as far as I know, any formal identifiers that may be used ...
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Wine and mime type association backup and restore

I'm going to replace Ubuntu with Arch Linux on my laptop and I want to reformat it. But I want to save ma wine prefixes as I have installed some windows programs that I need. I have gzipped my .wine* ...
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Something like a symbolically linked file, but with change details attached?

Is there a file type or method for using files in which certain files look and behave like symbolically linked files, but contain extra meta information for changing the data when they are read? ...
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How can I make chrome (stop asking to be) the default browser?

I am running Linux Mint Debian edition (essentially Debian testing) and the Cinnamon desktop environment. Every time I launch google-chrome it asks to become the default browser. I have told it to do ...
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Open .desktop files in text editor by default

I wonder if it's possible to open files with the .desktop suffix in a text editor of choice by a simple double-click in a file manager. Even assigning the corresponding MIME type to a text editor with ...
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Where are recognizers for media types stored and how to add one?

When one writes a html file, linux can state that the MIME-type is text/html. How is this handled? Where are the "recognizers" stored? How can one add a MIME type with with an implemented recognizer?
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How can I determine a file's conventional filename extension

The file command is good at determining file types for my needs. Is there any way to map those results to conventional filename extensions?
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Given a mime-type get the corresponding file extension

I want to download a file using curl to a temporary directory with the appropriate extension. Currently I do something like this: tmp="$(mktemp -t 'curl')" curl -o "$tmp" ...
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How to change wrong mime type for msi file?

file -i <here msi file> returns application/vnd.ms-office and I think that is wrong. I need a more specific mime type for msi files. I know about magic files but I really need some help with ...
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What to do with a message/partial MIME type?

I used a copier/scanner to scan a document and email me the resulting image. It sent me several emails, each with a message/partial MIME attachment. mutt doesn't seem to understand these messages. ...
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Change the default terminal for all .desktop files?

My htop.desktop launches XTerm, but I want to change the default terminal to xfce4-terminal in all "Terminal=true" .desktop files.
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How to tell mutt not to wait for an attachment program to return?

I use this line for images in my mailcap: image/*; eog %s &; but mutt immediately deletes the temp file and eog can’t load it. When I remove the & mutt waits for eog to be closed until it ...
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What tool to edit the /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml file

I edited my /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml (with a text editor) to modify the file icon of application/x-7z-compressed mime type : <mime-type type="application/x-7z-compressed"> ...
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Fedora desktop launcher

I have created a desktop launcher for Midnight Commander in Fedora LXDE environment but this does not work. Where did I make a mistake? $ cat mc.desktop [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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Create new file type association

Let's assume I have a program X that uses files with the extension .xez. How can I make X the default application for all files with the extension .xez? My first idea was xdg-mime default X.desktop ...
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How do get an html file to open in preferred html application from command line on linux?

How do get an html file to open in preferred application from command line on linux? I have an xterm window open and an html file I want to do something like open test.html and that will start my ...
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How to set the Linux Mint desktop environment to use a mime type?

As a extension to this question: How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint? I'm using Linux Mint. I created a mime type. Now I want the desktop environment to use it. ...
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How to make difference between .wxm (wxMaxima) and .c files in Linux Mint?

I installed wxMaxima on my laptop a few days ago. The issue is that files with the extension .wxm, that are used with wxMaxima, are identified as a C source files. Therefore, when I double click on ...
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xdg-mime not behaving

I am trying to set the default application for magnet links using: ~ $ xdg-mime default deluge.desktop x-scheme-handler/magnet Checking this with grep -i deluge ~/.local/share/applications/* ...
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How to use Emacs to recognize and automatically open GPG encrypted file in ASCII armored format?

gpg -ca passwords.txt create encrypted ASCII file passwords.txt.asc. Emacs open the file as a normal text file: -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.19 (GNU/Linux) ...
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wget - How to download recursively and only specific mime-types/extensions (i.e. text only)

How to download a full website, but ignoring all binary files. wget has this functionality using the -r flag but it downloads everything and some websites are just too much for a low-resources ...
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Items in context menu in Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 11.10. When I call the context menu (right click) many programs appear to open some file. For example, for .tex files, besides TeXstudio and Leafpad, Gnumeric (what a strange ...
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Is there a graphic tool to add new url schemes like XX://?

I would like to add a few url scheme, e.g magnet://, and add a simple mimetype for it. So that I would be able to handle these links within my browser. Is there any graphic tool I could utilize ?
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How to fix xdg-mime for text formats

My xdg-mime makes mistakes. It recognizes an .html file containing Java code as a C++ file. I don't quite know the internal mechanism of xdg (eg. how it determines filetype). And I want to know how ...
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Detect file-type with the help of magic-file and rename file-suffix accordingly

I have a folder (the iPhone Backup) with various files without a suffix. I want to run a batch process over these files, which detects each file's file-type (with the help of the magic-file database ...
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Where to submit new mimetypes?

I've defined new mimetypes with file suffix, where should I submit my work, so that it will be included in future linux/unix distros ?