Default Program | File Association
alexl at redhat.com
Wed Jan 30 00:46:26 PST 2008
On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 20:36 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> 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]
> > application/x-dia-diagram=fedora-dia.desktop
> > application/x-bzip=gnome-file-roller.desktop
> > image/jpeg=gnome-eog.desktop;gthumb.desktop;
> > ...
> 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).
There is no written down standard on this, we should probably make one.
And we should probably specify that there should be trailing slashes
(but handle the case where they are missing).
> 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)
Should be fine, as long as they are in another group.
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