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Re: How do I change default pdf viewer for firefox 1.5 ?

On 4/17/06, Sumo Wrestler (or just ate too much)
<sumo.wrestler.0rj82m+no.spam.abuse@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Maxim Vexler wrote:
> > Hello everyone.
> >
> > I'm trying to configure the default application to be used when
> > opening pdf files from FireFox. The current (default) application is
> > /usr/bin/gpdf, I wish it to be /usr/bin/evince.
> > [...]
> Place these lines in your ~/.mailcap file:
> application/pdf; /usr/bin/evince %s
> application/x-pdf; /usr/bin/evince %s
> Create the file if it doesn't already exist.

Wonderful !

I ended up editing my global /etc/mailcap.
This file did showed up in my "brute force" search but I never
bothered checking it because I never thought it might be levent.

One has to wonder why the funny "mail<something>" name for a mime file?

Thank you.

Maxim Vexler (hq4ever).

Do u GNU ?

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