MIME type is a standard way that computers use to refer to the file-type/format

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Confusion for mime files: magic, magic.mgc, magic.mime

I'm using Ubuntu. I'm trying to use ruby gem 'shared-mime-info' for an application I'm writing. I understand that magic.mgc is a compiled version of magic file which has magic number definitions for ...
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14.04 MIME type “png”

Error message clicking on nnn.png images (and no image display): No default application found for the MIME type image/x-apple-ios-png. Open the "File types and programs" page in the Control Center to ...
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Mimetype mess after calibre installation. How can I fix it?

I always get text/plain or application/octet-stream when running "mimetype" on all file types. The command "file --mime-type" seems to identify correctly the different file types. For instance, if I ...
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How Do I Create Mime Types For New Documents (Command Line)?

How do I give my application's custom document a custom icon? Additionally, how do I make the file manager open these documents when a user double clicks on them? I have to do this on the command ...
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adding mimetypes in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so here's what I want to do: I have a file with a specific extension (*.ipynb) that I want to connect with a specific program. Ubuntu however thinks it is a text/plain file. There are a lot of ...
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Set nginx configuration file to different location

I'm trying to keep all my server code/configuration files in one place. I tried nginx -c /var/www/nginx.conf but received the following error: nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/www/mime.types" failed (2: ...
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Firefox: change default application

Me default djvu viewer is okular: xdg-mime: $ xdg-mime query default image/vnd.djvu okular.desktop in $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list: [Added Associations] ...
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'file --mime-type' vs 'mimetype' for php files

I'm trying to understand the difference between file --mime-type and mimetype. They are giving me different results on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS for this simple php file. <?php echo 'Hello world!'; ...
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xoj (Xournal) files handled as gzip despite presence of correct MIME type

So I had to uninstall the ppa version of Xournal and build from source (with a modification). And now .xoj files open automatically with KDE's archive manager Ark, and are identified as being of type ...
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How to fix inode/mount-point mime type in xdg?

I want to associate Thunar with folders after uninstalling other file managers and upgrading to 13.10. However current state confuses me and I am not sure what shoud I fix first (if anything). $ ...
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edit mime type so that torrents are opened with Vuze 5.2.0.0

I installed Vuze from the website. How can I set it to the default application to open torrent files? I see it's possible to edit the mime app list: http://askubuntu.com/a/393410/45156 But it's ...
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How to add a mimetype icon in the home directory?

About the mimetype I have created a mimetype and I want to add an icon for it. The mimetype is for To-do lists, it matches the TODO pattern and is of type text/todo. I can confirm that upon ...
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Keynote file showing as 0 Bytes

I know I can't do anything functional with an Apple Keynote file, in Ubuntu, but I have needed to download them or transfer them and send them along as email attachments. The problem is, once ...
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Remove option from “open with…” menu item?

I'm using 13.10. I want to remove LibreOffice Writer from my "open with..." menu for html, xml and tex documents, because I almost never use writer (except when someone sends my a word document) and I ...
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How to get Icon-Names for MIME-types in a bash script?

is there a way to convert the output of file --mime-type FILE e.g. "application/pdf" into an icon-name, depending on the current icon-theme, or even a full link? Where is that specified? I ...
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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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How is it determined which application is to open a file of specific mime-type?

I saw the following question, but I can't comment yet. So I decided to create a separate one. I have both transmission and deluge installed. And I have no association for application/x-bittorrent ...
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file command reports text/plain for .css file

I'm trying to get xdg-open to open css files with correct editor, but can't get file to report correct mimetype for a file.css file. There is an entry both in /etc/mime.types and a file already exist ...
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How to make my application accept folders from Unity Launcher?

When dragging a file, all the entries on the launcher that are able to open that file stay lightened while the others fade. As far as I know, this is based on the Mime Types specified on the .desktop ...
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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 to set icon for tex files?

In Ubuntu 12.04 with all mate, cinamon, gnome, unity desktops, the following issue: I use Latex frequently. My files end with extension .tex. The mime.types associated with tex is text/x-tex. The ...
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How to prevent Wine from adding file associations?

Wine automatically adds certain mimetypes and file associations (e.g. notepad.exe for .ini files). There already is an answer that explains how to remove these associations. But how can one prevent ...
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Icons for custom mime-type does not show up with Ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I manually installed LuxRender 1.2.1 under /usr/local/bin/ and it works fine and dandy. I then created 5 new mime-types for LuxRender *.lxs, *.lxo, *.lxm, *.lxv and *.flm file formats (scene, objects, ...
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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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How to make all filetypes open in a certain program?

I want every filetype to open in Leafpad. I tried to edit /usr/share/applications/defaults.list to associate file types. But I want all filetypes to open in a certain program, with maybe something ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/mimetypes/?

Adding an Icon section in AddingMimeTypes has this: Now we need to associate an icon with the MIME type. Get an SVG icon and name it "text/extension .svg", or whatever your modified MIME type ...
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'file --mime-type' and 'mimetype' Commands Returning Different Results

Hi I am trying to work out why PHP is returning an 'msword' file type when it should be 'excel' so have tested on my Ubuntu box using both the 'file' and 'mimetype' commands. As you can see from the ...
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Video runs locally but not on apache 2 server

I have a simple html page in which i am running video using html5 tags, when i run that page using firefox it runs the page and video properly. But when i run this page by setting the apache server ...
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How to add MIME Type for the Apache webserver?

In ubuntu, i am running simple html page that can run mp4 video, i have configured Apache Server and have run simple test page for hello world, its working fine. In Apache Webserver i have read that ...
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Double-clicking on .md or .mkd or .markdown files doesn't open them in ReText but in the default text editor

I installed ReText 3.1.3* and all suggested dependencies on Lubuntu 12.10 using apt-get. If I run touch ~/Desktop/abcd.md, and subsequently double-click on abcd.md in PCManFM or on its icon on the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Thunderbird 17.0.2 - Set MIME enconding quoted printable

Ubuntu 12.04 - Thunderbird 17.0.2 How can I set the MIME enconding = "quoted printable" for messages containing 8-bit characters?
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Associate .mm files with Freeplane

I use Freeplane mind-mapping software. It creates .mm files which Nautilus reports as Troff MM input document. I want to be able to open a file with Freeplane by double-clicking it in Nautilus. I ...
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associating files with same MIME but different file extensions to differentt applications

How can I associate files with same MIME but different extensions to different applications. For example both .maff & .zip files have application/zip MIME ; But I need to open .maff by Firefox and ...
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Remove Wine's Notepad from “Open With” options

A few facts: I use Wine. Wine ships its own version of Notepad. For some files, this copy of Notepad has somehow become associated. There is no possibility of me ever actually wanting to open anything ...
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How do I change the MIME type for a file?

I have a file that is formatted as a .doc, but Nautilus and LibreOffice insists that it is a .txt. Both precise and Ubuntu 12.10 are that way, but Google Docs can convert it (after playing with it). ...
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Cannot change icon for a filetype

I am trying to change the icon for .py file. I referred: http://askubuntu.com/a/78645/78407 http://askubuntu.com/a/56725/78407 and https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AddingMimeTypes Still no ...
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How does Chromium pick a MIME-type handler?

Chromium doesn't seem to have any obvious MIME-type configuration settings, which strikes me as a little broken. My specific problem is that there are a number of filetypes that Chromium plays ...
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Add right click menus to nautilus without nautilus-actions

I want to know how I can add action when the user right-clicks on specific MIME-types or folders without the use of nautilus-actions. I would be happy if this was possible using Nautilus Scripts as ...
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How to create new file without any default file type?

I am creating a new file either by using in terminal: touch newfilename.someext or in nautilus: File > Create New Document > Empty Document The file takes on the type "plain text document" ...
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How to change file association for files opened in Dolphin from command line in GNOME?

I would like to change several default applications for files opened in Dolphin. I know I could do it manually with kcmshell4 filetypes, keditfiletype or however else but is there a way how to change ...
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Script to find executable based on extension of a file?

I need to create a script that returns the default app to be used for a given file extension (including the path). I had a look at the file command which can return the mime type and xdg-open which ...
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Can't Drag & Drop text to unity launcher (e.g. url's, highlighted text)

I'm trying to create a unity launcher icon (.dekstop file) on which you can drop any (selected/highlighted) text from a web browser, google chrome in my case. I know you can use the "MimeType=" key ...
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Can I disable Chromium's in-browser mp3 player?

When I click on a link in Chromium to an mp3, can I make the default behavior be to download it and not to start playing it with some in-browser thing? I've disabled all of my plugins, so it's not ...
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Why does Kmail make JPG files larger when I forward them?

When I forward emails with JPEG attachments inline, the JPEG files size enlarge. Is this normal? Can I turn it off?
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How to edit mime types on precise [closed]

In precise, when I try to change default icon for a specific file type with Assogiate, there is no effects; not even if I try this operation under root rights. Are there some workarounds known for ...
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Firefox's “Open folder” opens Gwenview

Upgrading to 12.04 caused some problems to my Firefox. It seems like that Firefox doesn't know how to handle downloads. After some researches, I've found this solution : Kubuntu 12.04 Firefox and ...
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How can I stop GIMP from opening Truecrypt's User's Guide PDF? [closed]

I have recently installed Truecrypt on Ubuntu 11.10. The first thing I wanted to do was open the User's Guide from the Help menu. However, when I clicked that menu entry, the GIMP image editor started ...
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Setting the icon for my mime type [closed]

I've added my mime type to ubuntu by the .deb package. I made this file for sharedmimeinfo: http://paste.ubuntu.com/920693/ (I know the first row is wrong) I can't see the icon for my extension how ...
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How to Enable dragging files on custom application on launcher?

In unity, we can drag files on application's button in the launcher to open that file with that application - however, looks like its hard to change default application. I use Komodo as editor, and ...