video/mpeg associated with .dat files

Pat Suwalski pat at
Fri Dec 9 06:17:34 EET 2005

David Faure wrote:
> => not a single video/mpeg file in all the .dat files on a standard linux system.
> The extension should be removed; mpeg files can be detected based on their content.

Very true -- this is even more noticeable when browsing a Windows drive 
or share, where the extension is much more common. I remember being 
puzzled why .dat files were being marked with a video file icon until it 
occurred to me.


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