Commit a2086e27 authored by Bastien Nocera's avatar Bastien Nocera

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# Shared MIME Info
The shared-mime-info package contains:
- The core database of common MIME types, their file extensions and icon names.
- The update-mime-database command, used to extend the DB and install a new MIME data.
- The freedesktop.org shared MIME database spec.
It is used by GLib, GNOME, KDE, XFCE and many others.
For more information about the database see the [Shared MIME Info Specification here](https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec/).
## Installation
To install do:
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
$ make
$ sudo make install
If you are building from git then you will have to run `./autogen.sh` first.
It requires glib to be installed for building the update command.
Additionally, it uses gettext and itstool for translations.
This database is translated at Transifex.
Please report bugs here:
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xdg/shared-mime-info/issues
Getting involved in freedesktop.org projects guide:
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/GettingInvolved/
## Useful reference links
IANA:
https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
KDE's old mime-types:
http://websvn.kde.org/branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/mimetypes/
UNIX file tool and libmagic
https://github.com/file/file
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# Shared MIME Info
The shared-mime-info package contains:
- The core database of common MIME types, their file extensions and icon names.
- The update-mime-database command, used to extend the DB and install a new MIME data.
- The freedesktop.org shared MIME database spec.
It is used by GLib, GNOME, KDE, XFCE and many others.
For more information about the database see the [Shared MIME Info Specification here](https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec/).
## Installation
To install do:
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
$ make
$ sudo make install
If you are building from git then you will have to run `./autogen.sh` first.
It requires glib to be installed for building the update command.
Additionally, it uses gettext and itstool for translations.
This database is translated at Transifex.
Please report bugs here:
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/xdg/shared-mime-info/issues
Getting involved in freedesktop.org projects guide:
https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/GettingInvolved/
## Useful reference links
IANA:
https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/
KDE's old mime-types:
http://websvn.kde.org/branches/KDE/3.5/kdelibs/mimetypes/
UNIX file tool and libmagic
https://github.com/file/file
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