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Can I use .mailcap for file associations?

Yes, you can. Ish.

Create an executable file <Choices>/MIME-types/application (or the type you wish to use mailcap for) with the contents:


see `rox -m "$1"`:"$1"

'see' is provided by the mime-support Debian package. It may have a different name on your system.

You can then copy/link this to whatever mime type you wish. If you link it to all of the media types (application, audio, image and text I think) then mailcap will be used instead of Rox's Choices system. I don't know if Rox has any support for a fallback media type.

Most of the MIME-types scripts I saw used $@ and this uses $1.

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