Xmonad, beagle-search, and mime types
On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 03:45:14PM +0100, Damian wrote:
> So I tried to see how xdg-open works, but the man page didn't give me
> any useful information. The related command, xdg-mime, doesn't work as
> I expected.
I asked a similar question a week or so back.
> But xdg-open (and therefore beagle-search) still refuses to open jpeg
> images with geeqie.
> Any ideas?
xdg-open is just a shell script. If you are interested, take a look at
less `which xdg-open`
and you will be enlightened as to why it is a complete piece of crap
unless you are using KDE, GNOME, or XFCE. (Hint, notice how nowhere in
the script does it read whatever you modified with xdg-mime.)
A possible way to work around it (depends on your application, which,
in your case, is beagle, which I am not familiar with) is to go into
the offending application that is calling xdg-open and see if you can
configure MIME types in there yourself. The application that made me
look this up, Jabref, does allow that configuration. Your mileage can
of course vary.
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