Icon-naming-spec names help... (I am a bit confused)

Rodney Dawes dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 07:56:09 PDT 2008


On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 16:41 +0200, Stephan Arts wrote:
> gnome-fs-blockdev
> gnome-fs-fifo
> gnome-fs-socket
> gnome-fs-chardev
> gnome-fs-regular
> As you can see, I found replacements for the top 7 icons pretty
> easilly. But the last 7 confuse me, which icon-names should be used
> for that?

There are no replacements for these in the spec. A "regular file" icon
doesn't make sense, as every file should have a mime type. It was used
in nautilus for text file previews, and we have text-x-preview in
gnome-icon-theme for that, but it is not in the spec, and I don't think
it should be.

If you really care to have icons for the other special files, you should
be able to name them like "inode-chardev" as their mime types are
inode/foo. The Icon Naming Spec says specific mime type icons should be
named the same as the mime type, replacing / with -.

-- Rodney

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