mime.types

mime.types(5)               Easy Software Products               mime.types(5)



NAME
       mime.types - mime type description file for cups

DESCRIPTION
       The mime.types file defines the recognized file types.

       Additional file types can be added to mime.types or in additional files
       in the configuration directory /etc/cups with the extension ".types".

       Each line in the mime.types file is a comment, blank, or rule line.
       Comment lines start with the # character. Rule lines start with the
       MIME type name and are optionally followed by a series of file
       recognition rules that are used to automatically identify print and web
       files:

           super/type rule [ ... ruleN]
       The rules may be grouped using parenthesis, joined using "+" for a
       logical AND and "," or whitespace for a logical OR, and negated using
       "!".

RULES
       Rules take two forms - a filename extension by itself and functions
       with test values inside parenthesis. The following functions are
       available:

       match("pattern")
            Pattern match on filename

       ascii(offset,length)
            True if bytes are valid printable ASCII (CR, NL, TAB, BS, 32-126)

       printable(offset,length)
            True if bytes are printable 8-bit chars (CR, NL, TAB, BS, 32-126,
            128-254)

       string(offset,"string")
            True if bytes are identical to string

       istring(offset,"string")
            True if a case-insensitive comparison of the bytes is identical

       char(offset,value)
            True if byte is identical

       short(offset,value)
            True if 16-bit integer is identical

       int(offset,value)
            True if 32-bit integer is identical

       locale("string")
            True if current locale matches string

       contains(offset,range,"string")
            True if the range contains the string

STRING CONSTANTS
       String constants can be specified inside quotes ("") for strings
       containing whitespace and angle brackets (<>) for hexadecimal strings.

SEE ALSO
       classes.conf(5), cupsd(8), cupsd.conf(5), mime.convs(5),
       printers.conf(5), CUPS Software Administrators Manual,
       http://localhost:631/documentation.html

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1993-2004 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.



22 June 2000              Common UNIX Printing System            mime.types(5)