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File Formats                          gnome-vfs.applications.4(4)



NAME
     gnome-vfs.applications - GNOME VFS application registry

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 associ-
     ated 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  pro-
     vides 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 nau-
     tilus(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.



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File Formats                          gnome-vfs.applications.4(4)



     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 sup-
                             ported by the application; for exam-
                             ple,  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




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     /usr/share/gnome/application-registry/solaris-
     gnome2.0.applications
ATTRIBUTES
     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
     butes:

     ____________________________________________________________
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Availability                | SUNWgnome-vfs               |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|
    | Interface stability         | External                    |
    |_____________________________|_____________________________|


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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