defaults.list or mimeapps.list?

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Tue Jan 21 00:48:54 PST 2014

On Sun, 2014-01-19 at 19:03 +0000, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> I'm finding a lot of conflicting information. Which to use? I'm using
> mimeapps.list currently, I was certain defaults.list was the
> deprecated one but I need an official word on this.

mimeapps.list adds mime-types to a particular application.
defaults.list changes the default handler for a mime-type.

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