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Re: [trinity-users] konqueror classifies files with no extension as octet-stream

From: Nathan Rugg <nmrugg@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:36:04 +0800
On 09/17/2016 03:21 PM, Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> On Saturday 17 September 2016 04.35:28 Nathan Rugg wrote:
>> On 09/17/2016 09:57 AM, Kate Draven wrote:
>>>> I recently installed Trinity and everything is going well except that
>>>> konqueror classifies all files with no extension as octet-stream. Any
>>>> idea how to fix that problem? If I use `file` from the command line like
>>>> this `file --mime-type FILENAME`, it will give the correct mime type.
>>>> GTK programs also work correctly. It appears to be something specific
>>>> with TDE.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> Nathan
> Hello Nathan,
> You don't say what distribution you installed on, nor what type the files
> really are. You don't say either why you have files without extension. Do
> they come from another system (I mostly know Windows and Mac users to create
> such as their OS/UI hide the extensions by default).
> I tried to duplicate your problem here (openSUSE 13.1 + TDE 14) but I can't:
> - If I remove the extension to LibreOffice files, Konqueror still identifies
> them correctly
> - If I create files without extension (I can't do that with LibreOffice, by
> the way) with kedit, I get this:
> An empty text file is seen as "unknown", Konqueror asks me to choose the
> program to open it.
> If I type a few words into the file, it gets identified as "plain text"
> So it seems to me that Konqueror actually has a way to analyse the file. This
> might point to a problem in identifying your files.
> Anyway, I am not sure your problem is TDE specific, at least as long as it is
> a problem of "no extension", because here Konqueror does not classify files
> without extension as octet-stream. There seems to be someting specific also
> to your files.
> Thierry
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Hi Thierry,

Thanks for the reply. I'm on Ubuntu 16.04.1.

To clarify, if I rename any file, like a .jpg, .txt, .odt, etc and 
remove the extension Konqueror can't identify them. It treats it as an 
octet-stream. It was working a few days ago. I don't know what happened 
or how to fix it. Nautilus and other non-TDE programs recognize the 
files correctly without an extension, but Konqueror can't.