Re: SUMMARY -- Generic handling of WORD, EXCEL, FILE MANGER ...
* Jari Aalto+usenet <firstname.lastname@example.org> [060615 12:32]:
> (2) Another proposed solution was to use existing MIME types
> framework in /etc/mime.types, /etc/mailcap.order and /etc/mailcap.
> It tackles the proposal like this:
> application/msword; oowriter '%s'; edit=oowriter '%s'; ...
> application/msexcel; oocalc '%s'; edit=oocalc '%s';...
> (2) There would also be need for standard features to call common
> "actions". There is no need for end user to know the names of mime
> x-mime-handler --run FEATURE [ARGS]
> The features would be those proposed at the beginning. Examples:
> x-mime-handler --run x-file-manager /home/foo
> x-mime-handler --run x-spreadsheet this.xls
What is wrong with:
run-mailcap --action=view application/vnd.ms-excel:this.xls
or even shorten (if its type can be detected automatically correctly and
one has no other information:)
(All available in the mime-support packages and already used for this
purpose by a variety of packages.)
Bernhard R. Link