[Cialug] MIME TYPE question
listaddy at technomajian.net
Sun Jun 12 18:03:36 CDT 2005
I've googled this, and haven't managed to find an answer, so I'm hoping
someone here could help out.
I have a file in "Open Document" format, extension .odt. Currently,
this file has the mime-type of application/zip. An entry has been made
by OpenOffice in the Gnome "File Types and Programs" dialog for this
file, and it reports the mime-type as being
Although the file has the .odt extension, OpenOffice is not one of the
available applications to handle this file when I right click it in
Nautilus. I am assuming (but don't know) that the problem is because of
the bad mime-type. I could change the association for that file as it
is to be opened using OpenOffice, but it seems to me that OpenOffice
would also be opening anything else with the application/zip mime type,
which may cause me to have A Very Bad Day in the Cornfield.
So, the question is this: how to I modify the mime-type in this
particular file? I've noticed that every time I save a file in .odt
format via OpenOffice, it is being given the application/zip mime-type.
Who do I blame for this fiasco? OpenOffice, Gnome, or a botched setting
on my part? I may be suffering here from my poor knowledge of mime
types in general.
Yes, I know, that grew into three questions while I wasn't looking.
I would appreciate any advice you could give me on this. It's not a
showstopper, but it is annoying as hell.
Distro: Suse 9.2
File System: ReiserFS
Desktop: Gnome 2.6
File Manager: Nautilus 2.6.3
OpenOffice: OpenOffice 1.9.104
Machine: Toshiba Satellite M-35X 256M RAM
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