update-mime-database Man page

update-mime-database X Desktop Group update-mime-database

NAME

update-mime-database – a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database
cache

SYNOPSIS

update-mime-database -h | -v | [ -V | -n ] MIME-DIR

DESCRIPTION

update-mime-database is a program which is responsible for updating the
shared mime-info cache according to the system described in the Shared
MIME-Info Database specification
⟨http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec⟩
from the X Desktop Group.

OPTIONS

-h Print out a command summary.

-v Print out the version information.

-V Be verbose.

-n Only update if MIME-DIR/packages/ or a file in that directory is
newer than MIME-DIR/version. This is useful for package pre- and
post-installation scripts.

ARGUMENTS

MIME-DIR
This is the directory for which update-mime-database should
rebuild the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.

AUTHOR

Filip Van Raemdonck (mechanix@debian.org) wrote this manpage for the
Debian GNU/Linux project, but it may be used by others.

LICENCE
Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of update-mime-database under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.

Filip Van Raemdonck 26 Jul 2002 update-mime-database