update-mime-database(1)




update-mime-database(1)         X Desktop Group        update-mime-database(1)

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
       <http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec>
       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.

Filip Van Raemdonck               26 Jul 2002          update-mime-database(1)

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