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

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Do file-extensions have any purpose (for the operating system)?

Linux determines the type of a file via a code in the file-header. It doesn't depend on file-extensions for to know which software is to use for opening the file. That's what I remember from my ...
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Recognize file type by content

In Ubuntu 12.10 there was a nice app called Assogiate. It has ability to add new mimetype, add recognition by content of file and new icon, all done by mouse clicking. Now assogiate disappears from ...
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Can’t add Mediainfo to Open With list (using Nemo or mimeopen)

[While researching this problem I have found a work-around, but I’m still curious to see if anyone can explain why this is happening.] In the past I’m certain I’d added mediainfo-gui to the Open With ...
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What Mime-Type for 'Open with ClamTK'

I share files with Windows and so even though I have switched to Linux (Lubuntu) as my primary OS, I would still like to run an anti-virus program. To that end, I downloaded ClamTK. The next step ...
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Handling file open (mime type) with Python [closed]

I created a file mymime.xml <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?> <mime-info xmlns="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info"> <mime-type type="text/myapp"> ...
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How can I view binary .log files with application/octet-stream mime type?

I have downloaded some log files from my server which I want to search for a specific string for debugging purposes. All of them have the .log extension. The problem is that one file has the plain ...
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xdg-open stopped working since 16.04 upgrade

xdg-mime query default inode/directory correctly gives me: nemo.desktop like I expect, and want it to. But xdg-open $HOME Gives an error: xdg-mime: mimetype argument missing Try 'xdg-mime --...
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Adding a mime type in 16.04

I want to treat .py file in a special way (opening with atom instead of mousepad), but they appear as regular Text. I followed this guide. I had the line text/x-python py, so I ...
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How to set the default application for all text MIME types text/XXX in mimeapps.list for xdg-open?

I want all MIME types of the form: text/XXX to be opened with gvim when I do: xdg-open myfile.ext Currently, the best I could find was to add one line for each text file to my ~/.config/mimeapps....
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getting rid / override a mime type (or finding from where it came…)

I have installed xfig in my (several) Ubuntu Gnome machines. In all machines it works ok and it is integrated perfectly with the desktop; I mean I can double click on an xfig file (pattern *.fig) and ...
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dolphin create service menu for all files

I want to create my own service menu entry in dolphin, that will appear for all file/directory types. Which mime type would be necessary for that? Also: where do I find the available mime-types, that ...
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How to get .ris files to open with a different program than text/plain files?

I have some files with a .ris extension. I would like these to be opened in a program called JabRef. When I right click on them and look at properties it says "plain text document (text/plain)". I ...
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Error with subprocess

during installation of enlightenment, I asked to run following command: sudo apt-get install -f Which results to sub-process error which is not understandable for me. Reading package lists... ...
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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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File Manager Type Classification - Document (pdf/docx)

I have a folder with pdf, doc and docx files, I would like to sort them using the default File manager, displaying pdfs and word docs separately. Unfortunately in the 'Type' column, they are all ...
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How to assign mc file types to open different files with Software programs in v3

After searching a bit I came across words like exo-open, kde-open, gnome-open, xdg-open, but can someone tell how files are assigned to be opened by programs, should I edit midnight commander 3.0 ...
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Dot files not opening in default MIME applicaton

Can someone explain why a dot file is not opening in xdot from this sequence of commands? $ gvfs-info test.dot | grep ::content-type standard::content-type: text/vnd.graphviz # OK, so the MIME type ...
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Chrome Magnet Links (Xdg-open fail) - Popcorn time theft

I have tried and tried and tried (i've never actually asked a Q Before, always figured it out) But this is completly messed up so i urge you who have knowledge to help me. On Chrome, Magnet links ...
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Every file opens the “Open With…” dialogue after updating mime types!

Not only that, but the open with dialogue is empty! This is my first question here, so if I made a mistake, please tell me! Some info: Kubuntu 15.04 (KDE/Openbox)
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Open html file with gedit from Unity Dash (Files lens)

I search a html file wit super-f. The file was found and Ubuntu displays these choices: open folder open file email file The above items where translated from german back to english. If I chosse ...
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Change or reset default download application in Firefox

Every time I download a file in Firefox with an unknown extension, Firefox offers to open it with Password Gorilla (default). Firefox does show the proper application for known file types, e.g. pdf. ...
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Can't change PDF default

Up until yesterday my default PDF viewer was evince. Today, I tried to open a PDF and it opened with ImageMagick. I am trying to change it back to evince but with no success. What I 've tried: ...
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Change default applications? [duplicate]

I want to change my default applications in an easy way. Is there any kind of GUI method of changing the applications that open certain MIME types? I know how to change the x11 alternatives, can I add ...
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Update mime type from ~/.mime.types?

The file /etc/mime.types tells that you can have a file named ~/.mime.types in your user directory and Ubuntu will grab all your defined types from there. However, I couldn't do that. I've read that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 how to change icon for .docx file type?

I tried many approaches: creating xml in ~/.local/share/mime/packages and using assogiate app, nothing works for me, most guides are outdated and not working for the latest ubuntu build. the request ...
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Running an installation routine of a third party programm on Ubuntu 14.04

Please help me with the following problem: I try to install a third party program install.bin that is from mime type application/octet-stream. Typing sudo ./install.bin; echo $? in the terminal - ...
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Files starting with a comment have the wrong mime type

In Ubuntu 14.04 I have a directory with a set of LESS files, all with the .less extension. All but three of the files show a mime type of plain text document (text/plain) under Properties > Basic. The ...
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Why do PDF documents open with ImageMagick?

Query shows evince is my default handler. But, double clicking a pdf file opens ImageMagick. A pdf file's Properties shows ImageMagick as the default handler. Why is this happening ? After ...
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How to assign (set) a MIME type to a file?

Is there any command that could set MIME type of a file? for example: mime --set --MIME="image/pjpeg" filename.jpg
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How to open folders with `nemo` by clicking on folder icons on the desktop handled by nautilus or directly within nautilus?

My aim is to replace nautilus with nemo from universe in ubuntu devel (currently vivid) using unity. I am close to this goal, after reading about DefaultFileManager from ubuntu help and this or this ...
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Invalid MIME types

So each time I try to install a new package, I get an error saying: Error in file "/usr/share/applications/AESCrypt.desktop": "all/allfiles" is an invalid MIME type ("all" is an unregistered media ...
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How can I open gliffy diagrams by double clicking?

I installed a program "Gliffy" as a Google Chrome app. It saves it's diagrams as *.gliffy files. I'm wondering if I could set things up so that I can double click on this *.gliffy file and it opens ...
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chmod only certain mime-types

I'm using file --mime-type * to find the mime-types of all files in a selected directory. Many of these files should not be executable and are .conf or their type is text/plain. Is there a ...
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Making sense of MIME mappings

I'm having a little trouble understanding exactly how MIME works on the desktop. The specific issue I'm having is that certain file types (C++ source, PHP source, and a couple others) open with Geany ...
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Mime type missing description?

I am trying to create file associations so I can double click a file and it will open with my program - and will associate an icon with that file type. I created the file myapp-xxx.xml: <?xml ...
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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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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] image/vnd.djvu=okular....
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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 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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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 can'...
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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 ...