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Linux: wrong display of applications in "Open with.." menu

Post by wwp » Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:17 pm

I opened once a JPEG file from XnView MP 0.76 (same w/ 0.78) using gimp-2.8 (`gimp`is also available, but I use both gimp-2.6 and gimp-2.8, which executables filenames are installed by the relevant packages). XnView MP remembered that, good point, but now it proposes "gimp-2" in the list of applications (Open with..), instead of gimp-2.8.

My guess is that it's trying to name the application by removing the ending extension (.8) like it's removing .exe on Windows, but this is definitely irrelevant in GNU/Linux, there is no real file extension for executables, what matters is how it is opened and by what.

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Re: Linux: wrong display of applications in "Open with.." me

Post by xnview » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:48 am

See Issue 795 for current status and details.
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Re: Linux: wrong display of applications in "Open with.." me

Post by wwp » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:56 pm

Thanks!

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