Re: Bug#363486: dpkg: [update-alternatives] New categories for: WORD, EXCEL, MEDIA-PLAYER etc.
On 6/12/06, Kurt Roeckx <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm not sure if the alternatives system is the best place to
"register" mime types. I'm also not sure that a Debian specific
solution as the alternatives system is the best way to go. But I
can see why this would be useful, and maybe it should work in
combination with the alternatives system.
Opening based on mime-types is a solved problem, see /etc/mailcap. You
can even specify different programs depending on whether you're in X
or not. See run-mailcap.
In particular: see <mime-type>:<filename> will determine the correct
viewer for the file and display it. There is also edit, compose and
print. Preferences can be consigured globally using
Martijn van Oosterhout <email@example.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/