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Month: September 2016

Re: konqueror classifies files with no extension as octet-stream

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:02:32 +0200
Nathan Rugg wrote:

> 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.

What is in the file associations/types in the configuration of konqueror or
perhaps in the system wide configuration?