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Hi, Joe!

This page is just to serve as a way for Joe and I to communicate until he gets his email working reliably.

I forgot to tell him that he'll have to register (and then log in) to write anything here, of course, he can call me. wink

Saving this page quickly for now, just to test that link. Wow, that page is cluttered and ugly right now--I hope that's somewhat temporary in preparation for the upcoming Dakar release.

Anyway, here are some notes from my offline TWiki-like thing (my askSam/TWiki hybrid clone) about kde file associations:

kde file associations

Lots to learn, start with running kcontrol. Look at ~/.kde/share/config/profilerc, and look for something similar (or related to) magic in /etc/kde.

Google search on [kde magic mime file types]

Links that might help:

Email(s) to Joe Simpson:

Re: File you were looking for
From: Randy Kramer 
  To: Joe.Simpson
  Date: 11/09/05 02:42 pm
On Wednesday 09 November 2005 08:57 am, you (i.e., me, rhk) wrote:
> Presumably there is a global file somewhere that stores all the
> associations, and presumably it is consulted if nothing is found in the
> profilerc file. That global file is not named profilerc.  I have to leave
> in a few minutes, later today I'll try to ask on some mailing lists about
> where that global file might be.

I learned a little bit more. I suggest you read (or skim) Making KDE work: Part 1.

It is based on kde pre-version 1, but it sounds like it still applies. I'm going to look at a few things it mentions to see if they still exist. Well, OK, I'm not so sure. But, I do see these files which look somewhat relevant--maybe pick one of these that looks interesting and then Google on that name:

/etc/mime-magic.dat (???)
If I get some time, I may do some googling as well.
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