shared-mime-info - Shared MIME-Info Specification

Distribution: ROSA 2014.1
Repository: ROSA Main x86_64
Package name: shared-mime-info
Package version: 1.3
Package release: 5-rosa2014.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 1.92 MB
Download size: 231.10 KB
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This is the shared MIME info database. Many programs and desktops use the MIME system to represent the types of files. Frequently, it is necessary to work out the correct MIME type for a file. This is generally done by examining the file's name or contents, and looking up the correct MIME type in a database. For interoperability, it is useful for different programs to use the same database so that different programs agree on the type of a file, and new rules for determining the type apply to all programs. This specification attempts to unify the type-guessing systems currently in use by GNOME, KDE and ROX. Only the name-to-type and contents-to-type mappings are covered by this spec; other MIME type information, such as the default handler for a particular type, or the icon to use to display it in a file manager, are not covered since these are a matter of style. In addition, provides a shared database in this format to avoid inconsistencies between desktops. This database has been created by converting the existing KDE and GNOME databases to the new format and merging them together.


  • shared-mime-info == 1.3-5:2014.1

    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Main repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install shared-mime-info rpm package:
      # urpmi shared-mime-info


    • /usr/bin/update-mime-database
    • /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
    • /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list
    • /usr/share/doc/shared-mime-info/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/shared-mime-info/README
    • /usr/share/doc/shared-mime-info/shared-mime-info-spec.xml
    • /usr/share/man/man1/update-mime-database.1.xz
    • /usr/share/mime/XMLnamespaces
    • /usr/share/mime/aliases
    • /usr/share/mime/application
    • /usr/share/mime/audio
    • /usr/share/mime/globs
    • /usr/share/mime/image
    • /usr/share/mime/inode
    • /usr/share/mime/magic
    • /usr/share/mime/message
    • /usr/share/mime/mime.cache
    • /usr/share/mime/model
    • /usr/share/mime/multipart
    • /usr/share/mime/subclasses
    • /usr/share/mime/text
    • /usr/share/mime/video
    • /usr/share/mime/packages/


    2014-09-22 - Denis Silakov <> 1.3-5 + Revision: 4ad4027 - Backport '-n' option from upstream