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Old 08-13-2009
Question Programatically change which opens a file type

Hi there,

If we have 2 apps on our customers machines that can both open files of a certain file extension, is there any way via shell commands to set which application should be the default?

Essentially, I'm hoping to replicate Get Info > Open With > Change All, but using a script.

Thanks in advance!
Dave
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gnome-open(1)							   User Commands						     gnome-open(1)

NAME
gnome-open - open a file using the appropriate application SYNOPSIS
gnome-open [-h] filename DESCRIPTION
gnome-open opens a file from the command line by launching the appropriate application that is associated with the file mime type. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -h Display usage and help information. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: filename Specifies the name of the file to open. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Opening a Text File in the Home Directory example% gnome-open README.txt ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables: NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The exit value 0 is returned regardless of success or failure. FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/gnome-open Executable to open a file using the appropriate application ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-libs | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |External | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
Latest version of the GNOME Desktop User Guide for your platform. NOTES
Written by Stephen Browne, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2004. SunOS 5.10 6 Sep 2004 gnome-open(1)

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