NAME

mimedb - lookup file information via the mime database

Synopsis

mimedb [OPTIONS] FILES...

Description

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FILES is a list of files to analyse
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-t, --input-file-data the specified files type should be determined both by their filename and by their contents (Default)
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-f, --input-filename the specified files type should be determined by their filename
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-i, --input-mime the arguments are not files but mimetypes
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-m, --output-mime the output will be the mimetype of each file (Default)
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-f, --output-description the output will be the description of each mimetype
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-a, --output-action the output will be the default action of each mimetype
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-l, --launch launch the default action for the specified file(s)
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-h, --help display a help message and exit
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-v, --version display version number and exit

The mimedb command is used to query the mimetype database and the .desktop files installed on the system in order to find information on a file. The information that mimedb can retrieve includes the mimetype for a file, a description of the type and what its default action is. mimedb can also be used to launch the default action for this file.