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update-mime-database


NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ARGUMENTS
AUTHOR
LICENCE

NAME

update-mime-database − a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database cache

SYNOPSIS

update-mime-database −h | −v | [ −V | −n ] MIME-DIR

DESCRIPTION

update-mime-database is a program which is responsible for updating the shared mime-info cache according to the system described in the Shared MIME-Info Database specification from the X Desktop Group.

OPTIONS

−h

Print out a command summary.

−v

Print out the version information.

−V

Be verbose.

−n

Only update if MIME-DIR/packages/ or a file in that directory is newer than MIME-DIR/version. This is useful for package pre- and post-installation scripts.

ARGUMENTS

MIME-DIR

This is the directory for which update-mime-database should rebuild the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.

AUTHOR

Filip Van Raemdonck (mechanix@debian.org) wrote this manpage for the Debian GNU/Linux project, but it may be used by others.

LICENCE

Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of update-mime-database under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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