Questions about dealing with different file types, converting between them, detecting them etc.

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How to set default program to open specific file type

I wish to set the default program to open .jpg files and other image files to GIMP. To do this as said in one of the answers here, I went into this section (Right-click > Properties > Open ...
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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In nautilus how can I hide file types [duplicate]

Like on windows? There doesn't seem to be an option for this? Is this possible? it's annoying looking at the .xxx all the time.
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How can I rename files/change their extensions based on mimetype with a script? [duplicate]

I'm hoping someone can explain to me how i can change a file type. I recently uploaded my pictures onto my laptop and half of them are saved as a file and not an image meaning i cannot upload them ...
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Cannot change association for mp4 video files to custom .desktop

I cannot set default association of mp4 and avi files to my custom desktop files. For mkv, I can change from nautilus file>properties>open with tab. This is a video of the peculiar behavior that I am ...
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Globally associate file type with certain application

I don't need "Ubuntu-tweak" and i know about GUI method of associating certain files with certain applications using right click and "Open with". I am having problem setting filetype association ...
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xdg-open directory doesn't work [duplicate]

I am trying to open a directory in the terminal using xdg-open. xdg-open doesn't associate my file manager (lubuntu's pcmanfm) with the 'directory' file type. Hw can I associate directories with ...
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Is .ogg for Audio or for Video format?

What is the .ogg format? Is that used for audio files or used for video files? I found two examples in /usr/share/example-content/Ubuntu_Free_Culture_Showcase
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how fix this proplem [duplicate]

E: Type '/etc/apt/sources.list' is not known on line 11 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: The list of sources could not be read. Go to the repository dialog to correct the problem. E: ...
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image File type associations and sorting

Unbuntu 14.04. Just upgraded from 12 When downloading images from camera (RAW+JPG basic) In file viewer it associates both NEF and JPG as image types.My workflow first action was to separate Jpgs into ...
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Script showing file type?

I want to make a script that shows what type of file is for example : ./file.sh haha test lala ssss haha --> file test --> directory lala --> symbolic link ssss --> executable Im trying to do ...
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What is the replacement for AssoGiate?

During the update to Saucy, the AssoGiate module is removed as it has been declared obsolete. I can find no replacement for the editor of the MIME file types database which is compatible with UBUNTU ...
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Problem associating file type to application

I'm trying to make gpxviewer the default application to open .gpx files. The problem is that it doesn't appear in the "Open with" window neither I can add it. What I have tried: Using Ubuntu Tweak ...
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docx format opened simultaneously with LO writer and Kingsoft writer

im using ubuntu raring 64 bit now, i just downloaded kingsoft office for i686 arhcitecture, unfortunantely it seemed that i downloaded it wrongly (i downloaded the 32 bit rpm version!) and forced to ...
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How can i open SDM.pkg and .sdx files on Ubuntu?

I would like to download Windows 8 disk images, but the files I have for the download are SDM.pkg and 100189659562.sdx. How can I open these files on my computer running Ubuntu?
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Broken file type associations after running update-mime-database

After running sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime my gnome doesn't recognize any file types anymore. In Nautilus all files are now text/plain type and all now open with gedit by default. ...
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what media won't play?

Leaving aside DRM media, are there specific codecs or filetypes which simply won't play on Linux? I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but didn't get libavcodec-extra-53 for example. While ...
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How to associate file types with wine in nautilus

I have Ubuntu 12.10 with Nautilus 3.4.2. After installing wine "apt-get install wine" are exe files still associated with the archive manager. In previous versions of ubuntu I've always right ...
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How to distinguish doc, ppt, xls files, without looking at file extension

So I was wondering how would you differentiate ppt, xls and doc files from each other in linux regardless of extensions. I tried 'file' but from the looks of it, all of MSOffice files are categorized ...
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Prolog files recognized as Perl

Prolog .pl files are shown as Perl files, both in files browser and in Geany/Gedit syntax-highlighting. Is there a way to let it recognized Prolog files as non Perl files?
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How does Ubuntu know what file type a file without extension is?

As the question goes, how does Ubuntu know what file type a file without extension is? When I save a file as "Untitled Document" without any extension, how does it know? Same thing for video and ...
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How do I manually associate a program to a file type in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating .desktop files to use on the “Open with other application” tab The interface for associating a file type to a particular application has changed in ...