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update-mime-database - a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database cache
update-mime-database -h | -v | [ -V | -n ]
update-mime-database is a program which is responsible for updating the
shared mime-info cache according to the system described in the
MIME-Info Database specification from the X Desktop Group.
- Print out a command summary.
- Print out the version information.
- Be verbose.
- 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
- This is the directory for which update-mime-database should rebuild
the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.
Filip Van Raemdonck (email@example.com) wrote this manpage for the Debian
GNU/Linux project, but it may be used by others.
Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of update-mime-database under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.