defaults.list or mimeapps.list?

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at
Tue Jan 21 02:52:12 PST 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:48 AM, Bastien Nocera <hadess at> wrote:
> 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.

The mimeapps.list has a [Default Applications] section as well, which
is why I ask. And in any case, why have two files?

J. Leclanche

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