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GVFS-MIME(1) User Commands GVFS-MIME(1)

NAME

gvfs-mime – Get or set mime handlers

SYNOPSIS

gvfs-mime –query {MIMETYPE}

gvfs-mime –set {MIMETYPE} {HANDLER}

DESCRIPTION

gvfs-mime can query information about applications that are registered
to handle a mime-type, or set the default handler for a mime-type.

Gvfs obtains this information from the shared-mime-info database. The
default handler is stored per-user, in the file
$XDG_DATA_HOME/applications/mimeapps.list.

MIMETYPE should be a mime-type such as text/plain or application/mbox.
HANDLER should be the name of an existing desktop file such as
gedit.desktop.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:

-h, –help
Prints a short help text and exits.

–version
Shows the version number and exits.

–query
Query the handler for MIMETYPE.

–set
Set the default handler for MIMETYPE to HANDLER.

EXIT STATUS
On success 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO

gvfs-open, Shared MIME-Info specification[1]

NOTES
1. Shared MIME-Info specification
http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec

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