Provided by: libfile-mimeinfo-perl_0.13-1_all
mimeopen - Open files by mimetype
mimeopen [options] [-] files
This script tries to determine the mimetype of a file and open it with
the default desktop application. If no default application is config‐
ured the user is prompted with an "open with" menu in the terminal.
To use this script you need the freedestop mime-info database and the
freedesktop desktop-file-utils package. See File::MimeInfo::Applica‐
tions(3) for more details.
Do not execute the default application but ask which application to
run. This does not change the default application.
Let the user choose a new default program for given files.
Force the program to look in these directories for the shared mime-
info database. The directories specified by the basedir specifica‐
tion are ignored.
Print debug information about how the mimetype was determined.
Print a help message and exits.
Follow symbolic links.
Do not check for extensions, globs or inode type, only look at the
content of the file. This is particularly useful if for some reason
you don’t trust the name or the extension a file has.
Print the version of the program and exit.
No known bugs, please mail the author if you find one.
See File::MimeInfo::Applications(3) and File::DesktopEntry(3) for some
Jaap Karssenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2002 Jaap G Karssenberg. All rights reserved. This pro‐
gram is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as Perl.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
mimetype(1), update-mime-database(1), update-desktop-database(1),