desktop entry files and directories

Zak Jensen coolguyzak at
Sun May 7 10:15:15 EEST 2006

Could something could be added to the .desktop standard which provides this
form of functionality? I can see it being useful for other projects as
well--for instance, subversion clients can use it to determine whether or
not the directory contains a repository or working copy.

A related KDE Bug report I filed:

On 5/2/06, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
> >What I'm trying to do is 1) set some kind of flag for some directories
> >and then 2) tell the file browser my application can open those
> >directories. Since I now see that this can not be done with any of the
> >xdg specs I will go for the "project file" solution. I'll put a file in
> >each of those directories with a newly defined mimetype for my
> >application. Probably those "project files" will look a lot like
> >.desktop files.
> I don't think any file browser supports that. You cannot set the MIME type
> for a directory.
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