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

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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approaches: creating xml in ~/.local/share/mime/packages and using assogiate app, nothing works for me, most guides are outdated and not working for the latest ubuntu build.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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I can't get ssh:// links to open in a simple index.html webpage

I want to have an ssh link open up on click. I am having students VNC to an Ubuntu VM for them to learn Linux on Cumulus Linux switches. I was reading this thread: How to change what xdg-open does ...
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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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Why does the pdf documents open with ImageMagick?

Query shows evince is my default handler. But, double clicking a pdf file opens ImageMagick. A pdf file Properties shows ImageMagick as the default handler. Why is this happening ? After ...
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Help me understand the mime-type differences

In Ubuntu my html test page with an audio or video attribute, functions normally. However, If I were to test the very same html document on lubuntu, that very same html document displayed in the very ...
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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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PCmanFM will not recognise kingsoft office mime types

I have kingsoft office installed in Lubuntu 14.04 and am using PCmanFM. When I am browsing files in the file manager all of the Kingsoft office files will show up as chequered grey and white icons. ...
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Icon used for custom mime

I finally created a good file association for Qt using mimeopen -d /"pro file location" using this link However it doesn't show an icon when I open the pro file. How can I set 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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No thumbnails for fresh installed xmind and projectlibre application

I've just installed Xmind and Projectlibre in Ubuntu 14.04 64bits. When I click on a .xmind file, it opens Xmind. When I click on a .pod file, it opens ProjecLibre and that's ok. But they both have ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to associate all file types within Wine with its corresponding native application?

This is easily done for a single file type, as answered in How to associate a file type within Wine with a native application?, by creating a .reg for the desired filetype. But this is for AVI only. I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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'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 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 ...
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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 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 ...