[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell-beginners] Start file with associated prog (windows only?)

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Aug 18 16:59:48 EDT 2009

Max Desyatov wrote:
> Bernhard Lehnert <b.lehnert at gmx.de> writes:
>>> Windows has a command "start" which you can use e.g. via System.Process.proc.
>> Thank you, Magnus - this is exactly what I was looking for. (By the way,
>> someone should implement something like this for GNOME and KDE,
>> too ;-) )
> You can do that using MIME, look at /etc/mailcap, it already contains
> all what you need to run appropriate process for exact MIME-type.  As
> long as it's supported in your distribution.

Is there a command line interface for that?
Or maybe a lib that's easy to wrap?

If you want to query the Gnome MIME database (which is separate from 
/etc/mailcap) you can use 'xdg-mime'.


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