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Is /etc/mime.types used for anything else than associating file suffixes and media types ?

Hello everybody again,

as of today, `/etc/mime.types` has 2183 entries, of which 1166 associate
file suffixes to media types.  The other lines just declare the
existence of a media type.

I am not aware of uses of `/etc/mime.types` other than associating file
suffixes and media types, suggesting that half of its contents, and the
updates to it, may be not useful.

I am curious if some of you know other uses of this file.

Have a nice day,


(maintainer of the `media-types` and `mailcap` packages)

Charles Plessy                         Nagahama, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan
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