Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124135
mime-type detection for custom ASCII types does not work
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
When adding a custom mime-type for an ASCII file-type, the file is
*always* mis-identified as text/plain.
In my case, I'm trying to set up correct mime-handling for xmGrace
project files. These are ascii-text files. I can add a new mime-type
for this (i.e. application/x-xmgrace, I couldn't find a pre-defined
one on the web) and give it a file-extension '.agr'. After doing this,
all *.agr files are still identified as text/plain and opened with
gedit. (I also tried using text/x-xmgrace but didn't make any difference)
Also tried editing /usr/share/mime-info/gnome.mime, gnome-vfs.mime and
/usr/share/mime/mime/magic but nothing seems to help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Save a text file with some custom file-extension
2. Add a custom mime-type for that file-extension
3. Attempt to assign a custom mime-handler for that file extension
Actual Results: File is *always* identified as 'text/plain', whatever
the user does
Expected Results: The file should now have been identified as the new
custom mime-type and handled appropriately
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This bug is being closed because it has been in the NEEDINFO state for a long
time now. Feel free to reopen the bug report if the problem still happens for
you and you can provide any information that was requested.