MAN Solaris - gnome-vfs.applications.4 (4)

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NAME

gnome-vfs.applications - GNOME VFS application registry

CONTENTS

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DESCRIPTION

The GNOME MIME magic and MIME info files (see gnome-vfs-mime-magic(4)) enable GNOME VFS to associate a data file with its icon and description. The GNOME VFS application registry provides a way to launch the applications associated with such files.

The registration of applications to various MIME types is specified in text files placed in the /usr/share/gnome/application-registry directory. GNOME provides a default registry file called gnome-vfs.applications. Vendor-specific registry files can also be placed in this directory. This information is used extensively by nautilus(1), the GNOME file manager.

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION

The format of the application registry file is simple. Each application entry is made up of a name followed by a number of key-value pairs. The application name must have been specified in one of the .keys files. The minimum required key fields are as follows:

command The command to execute.

name The descriptive name of the command, which will appear in the Open With     menu in Nautilus.

can_open_multiple_files The value of this field can be true or false.

expects_uris The value of this field can be true or false. This field tells Nautilus whether the application can accept http:, ftp: and so on specifications to open at the command line. If this is true, you must add the supported_uri_schemes field.

requires_terminal The value of this field can be true or false.

mime_types The list of comma-separated mime-types defined by MIME magic or MIME info files.

Optional field:

supported_uri_schemes Specifies the list of protocols supported by the application; for example, http, ftp, file, telnet, gopher.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Registering CDE Imagetool with GNOME Application Registry

        sdtimage
                command=sdtimage
                name=sdtimage
                can_open_multiple_files=false
                expects_uris=false
                requires_terminal=false
                mime_types=image/tiff,image/gif,application/postscript,image/jpeg,x-xpixmap


Example 2: Registering Netscape with GNOME Application Registry

        netscape
     command=netscape
                name=Netscape
                can_open_multiple_files=true
                expects_uris=true
                requires_terminal=false
                supported_uri_schemes=file,http,ftp,telnet,gopher
                mime_types=text/html,x-directory/webdav,x-directory/webdav-prefer-directory,image/gif,image/jpeg

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of gnome-vfs.applications: NLSPATH.

FILES

The following files are used by this application:

/usr/share/gnome/application-registry/gnome-vfs.applications

/usr/share/gnome/application-registry/solaris-gnome2.0.applications

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWgnome-vfs
Interface stabilityVolatile

SEE ALSO

nautilus(1), gnome-vfs-mime-magic(4), libgnomevfs-2(3)

Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform.

NOTES

Written by Ghee Teo, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003.

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