On Sat, 22 Oct 2016, Keith Amidon <cama...@picnicpark.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2016-10-22 at 12:55 +0300, Jani Nikula wrote:
>> Any ideas how to get a list of mime types in shell, so I could do the
>> same in bash completion without hard-coding some limited list?
>
> Not sure if this is really what you're looking for, but on my archlinux
> system, the file /etc/mime.types is installed by a package called mime-
> types, which lists this gentoo package as its upstream:
>
> http://packages.gentoo.org/package/app-misc/mime-types
>
> It's pulled in as a dependency of installing firefox, so presumably
> some version of this is pretty ubiquitous on Linux systems.

Thanks. I did look at it before, but dismissed it because the package
doesn't seem to provide a tool for parsing the file. I ended up parsing
it using a sed one-liner [1]. Oh well.

BR,
Jani.


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