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Add custom command in the open with dialog?

I want to set a filetype to be opened by a specific program other than ubuntu's default. I usually

right click > properties > open with

and select the application I need. This however does not work in this case.

The application I want is not shown in the "open with" dialog and there apparently is no way I can browse to it or type in a custom command like I used to in 10.04.

I'm aware of the above work-around which will work for each individual file but not make the app generally available from the "open with" dialog.

Is this a bug that I should file or a feature that can be worked around?

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom Aug 30 '12 at 13:30

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Thanks, a bit eerie, though. I want to associate a "test.php" with sublime text. –  Fsando Aug 29 '12 at 21:57

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Try this: right click file, open with other application, then select the application in the menu.

But if you really command you can take a look at http://www.packtpub.com/article/control-of-file-types-in-ubuntu using mime you can change the default type for any extension, granted you know the command for launching it in command line.

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Thanks for your reply, I may have been unclear but I have done exactly what you suggested. Can I conclude that this is a bug? Perhaps you would know where this should be filed (I know how but I don't know which project) –  Fsando Aug 29 '12 at 21:50
    
not sure where it would go, tempted to say nautilus, because if mime works well with other extensions then its probably not a bug. –  kmassada Aug 30 '12 at 11:28

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