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       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 configured 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::Applications(3) for more details.


       -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.

       -n, --no-ask
           Don't ask the user which program to use. Choose the default program or the first
           program known to handle the file mimetype. This does not set the default application.

       -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.

           Force the program to look in these directories for the shared mime-info database. The
           directories specified by the basedir specification are ignored.

       -D, --debug
           Print debug information about how the mimetype was determined.

       -h, --help
       -u, --usage
           Print a help message and exits.

       -v, --version
           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 limitations.


       Jaap Karssenberg <>


       Copyright (c) 2002 Jaap G Karssenberg. All rights reserved.  This program 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),