Default Program | File Association
dfaure at trolltech.com
Tue Jan 29 11:36:28 PST 2008
On Friday 25 January 2008, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> In each directory with desktop files we also have a "defaults.list" file
> which is similar to the mimeinfo.cache file. It lists for each mimetype
> the default apps to use for it as a list of desktop file names that are
> to be looked up in the order specified (as some might not exist, or be
> marked as ignored for one particular desktop or in general). This file
> looks something like:
> [Default Applications]
Is there a specification for the format of defaults.list?
In particular, I noticed that use ';' as separator like the desktop entry standard,
but it doesn't write a trailing ';' on entries with a single item like the desktop entry
standard mandates (and kde4's config file parser warns about this).
Also, that specification would need to be updated to add "[Removed Associations]".
(btw KDE will probably also add two kde-specific groups in that file, for kparts components)
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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