Where are file associations set/stored?
cs at zip.com.au
Mon Mar 26 23:25:08 UTC 2007
On 26Mar2007 11:27, List Mail <cl at isbd.net> wrote:
| Where does FC6 store file associations?
Depends on the app. Mailcap is supposed to be the main place, but a lot of
GUIs doesn't use it. But fortunately...
| I want to change the association of xv with jpg files which seems to
| be the default as my system tried to run xv when I attempted to view a
| jpg file from within mutt.
Your app is mutt. It uses your .mailcap file. Mine says:
image/jpeg; ah %s -end xv; gui
image/jpeg; noui iminfo %s; copiousoutput
image/pjpeg; ah %s -1 xv; gui
image/pjpeg; noui iminfo %s; copiousoutput
Which runs "iminfo" (a small script that runs jhead etc) for text
display and "xv" inside my "ah" script for the attachment display.
Make yourself a "~/.mailcap" file if you don't have one. Add this:
image/jpeg; your-preferred-viewer %s; gui
image/jpeg; ls -ld %s; copiousoutput
and repeat with other content types as I have done if people send you
images in those types.
The mutt-users list is a useful place to hang out, BTW.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743
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