update-mime-database

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)