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 freedesktop mime-info database and the
freedesktop desktop-file-utils package. See
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
- -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
- -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.
- -L, --dereference
- Follow symbolic links. Deprecated because this is the logical default for
this command. Ignored silently.
If you find bugs, please file them in our Github issue tracker at
Jaap Karssenberg <email@example.com> Maintained by Michiel Beijen
Copyright (c) 2002, 2012 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.