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

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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 do I change the icon for a particular file type?

I'm trying to change the icon for application/x-hwp files. I've added the icons to the proper places, and checked it with assoGiate (after reading this thread). It shows that my desired icon is ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I determine the MIME type of a file?

I recently switched to GNOME 3 and was surprised to find that there was no way by which we could set the default applications. I am writing a Nautilus extension using Bash. I want to find the MIME ...
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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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No mime icon for .cue in Icon View

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Hi, I cannot see proper icon for .cue files in Icon View (File Manager) - it's mime-empty, however in List View it's OK. What I have done till now: I just created audio-x-cue.png ...
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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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xdg-mime is extremely slow!

During the installation of the software I am developing (http://www.lithographx.org), I use xdg-mime to install three new file types and their possible extensions. And to either add or remove them ...
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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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Where are file associations stored?

How does Ubuntu or any other Linux systems store file associations? Is there some /etc/asscociations file or something? I know that I can right click on file and change it via "open with", but I'm ...
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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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Why is Ubuntu not starting after I changed freedesktop.org.xml from Mime to run swf files?

So, I changed the file mentioned above and tried to update the Mime, but the update failed for some reason. And within a minute the shortcuts from left toolbar started disappearing, and all the ...
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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 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 can I remove / change the “Open With” list?

I have one problem. Just look at image: So I want to remove one of Dev-C++ IDE and Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector (I've tried to install Microsoft Visual Studio and it doesn't works,and ...
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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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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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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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Firefox application associations not working

No matter what changes i make to file associations (actions) in the 'Applications' tab in Firefox, they're totally ignored. For example, i set .wmv and .avi files to open with 'smplayer' but when i ...
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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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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 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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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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How to play a webm video file?

I have tried vlc, Banshee and Totem but none of them recognize the webm format. Even the system does not recognize its mime-type. How do I play it ?
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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 ...