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Month: September 2016

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

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:25:08 +0200
On Saturday 17 September 2016 09.36:04 Nathan Rugg wrote:
> 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.

Hi Nathan,

OK, so this makes the problem more precise:

On Ubuntu 16.04 renaming the files makes Konqueror see them as octet-stream.
On openSuSE 13.1 the same does not.

I have checked on Raspbian and MX15 (both with TDE): without extension ogg and 
midi files become "unknown". Clicking on them opens teh "open with" dialog.

Text files, PDF and jpg open as if they had an extension.

SO your issue seems Ubuntu + TDE related.

Now we need someone with more understanding than me of what Konqueror uses to 
identify a file type to sort this out.