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

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Files downloaded from my Ubuntu server appear to be treated as text, regardless of their type - How to fix?

I am running Ubuntu server 10.04.1 on an x86 box, and all seems ok, however, I have also installed apache2 and proftpd, and configured them as per documentation. I am having problems when I download ...
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How to change handler of APT: URLs?

In Firefox on a fresh install of 10.10 when visiting apt.ubuntu.com/p/banshee (for example) I get prompted with the following window: However, I was under the impression that apturl was supposed to ...
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How do Nautilus media handlers work?

Nautilus has options for what to do when media devices are added. How does Nautilus know what applications to make available in these drop-down menus? How do applications plug themselves in to ...
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How do I set Gnome's default open behavior for file types?

I'd like to set 10.10 to open MP3 files in Muinshee when I open them from a file manager. I don't really like Totem very much, and opening all of Banshee is a little bit too heavy for just playing a ...
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How to get the mime type of a file from the command line?

I'm trying to get the mime type of a file from the command line as a printed string (eg. application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet). I looked up how to do this and found the xdg-mime command. ...