Default Program | File Association
alexl at redhat.com
Wed Feb 6 02:56:48 PST 2008
On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 10:40 +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 23:36 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> > On Wednesday 30 January 2008, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > > but the filename is a bit long. I can't think of a really good short one though. "custom.assoc"?
> > Huho, a naming question; these tend to generate huge threads since everyone will chip in :-)
> > Yeah it's difficult to name it since it contains app preference order, custom associations (added or removed),
> > and this both at the user level and at the system level. But it's all about the mime-app relation,
> > and the spec was to be called "mime actions" iirc, so maybe mimeactions.list? or mimeapps.list?
> > (the list suffix keeps some consistency with gnome's defaults.list, but other than that I don't really care for a suffix :-)
> > I don't like custom.assoc much because it's not only about adding/removing associations... but well it's just a name.
> mimeapps.list sounds good to me. Its a bit vague and unprecise, but that
> lets us expand it later too.
I implemented this in glib. I used the filename "mimeapps.list" and the
group names "Added Associations" and "Removed Associations".
Here is an example file:
I use this before defaults.list and use defaults.list as a read-only
file for giving the defaults if there is no user customization via
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