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NAME

        mimeopen - Open files by mimetype
 

SYNOPSIS

        mimeopen [options] [-] files
 

DESCRIPTION

        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.
 

OPTIONS

        -a, --ask
            Do not execute the default application but ask which application to
            run.  This does not change the default application.
 
        -d, --ask-default
            Let the user choose a new default program for given files.
 
        --database=mimedir:mimedir:...
            Force the program to look in these directories for the shared mime-
            info database. The directories specified by the basedir specifica‐
            tion are ignored.
 
        -D, --debug
            Print debug information about how the mimetype was determined.
 
        -h, --help
        -u, --usage
            Print a help message and exits.
 
        -L, --dereference
            Follow symbolic links.
 
        -M, --magic-only
            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.
 
        -v, --version
            Print the version of the program and exit.
 

BUGS

        No known bugs, please mail the author if you find one.
 
        See File::MimeInfo::Applications(3) and File::DesktopEntry(3) for some
        limitations.
 

AUTHOR

        Jaap Karssenberg <pardus@cpan.org>
 

COPYRIGHT

        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),
        File::MimeInfo(3), File::MimeInfo::Applications(3)