Set default app for file type on Mac


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Question Set default app for file type on Mac

Hi there,

We have 2 apps on our customers machines that can both open files with the same 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 using a shell script, but I just can't find a way of doing it. I thought lsregister might be the way, but no luck Smilie

Thanks in advance!
Dave
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Gnome2::App(3pm)					User Contributed Perl Documentation					  Gnome2::App(3pm)

NAME
Gnome2::App - wrapper for GnomeApp HIERARCHY
Glib::Object +----Glib::InitiallyUnowned +----Gtk2::Object +----Gtk2::Widget +----Gtk2::Container +----Gtk2::Bin +----Gtk2::Window +----Gnome2::App INTERFACES
Glib::Object::_Unregistered::AtkImplementorIface Gtk2::Buildable METHODS
widget = Gnome2::App->new ($appname, $title=undef) o $appname (string) o $title (string) scalar = $app->accel_group $app->add_dock_item ($item, $placement, $band_num, $band_position, $offset) o $item (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockItem) o $placement (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockPlacement) o $band_num (integer) o $band_position (integer) o $offset (integer) widget = $app->add_docked ($widget, $name, $behavior, $placement, $band_num, $band_position, $offset) o $widget (Gtk2::Widget) o $name (string) o $behavior (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockItemBehavior) o $placement (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockPlacement) o $band_num (integer) o $band_position (integer) o $offset (integer) $app->add_toolbar ($toolbar, $name, $behavior, $placement, $band_num, $band_position, $offset) o $toolbar (Gtk2::Toolbar) o $name (string) o $behavior (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockItemBehavior) o $placement (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockPlacement) o $band_num (integer) o $band_position (integer) o $offset (integer) scalar = $app->contents $app->set_contents ($contents) o $contents (Gtk2::Widget) $app->create_menus ($uiinfo) o $uiinfo (Gnome2::UIInfo) $app->create_toolbar ($uiinfo) o $uiinfo (Gnome2::UIInfo) scalar = $app->dock dock = $app->get_dock dockitem = $app->get_dock_item_by_name ($name) o $name (string) $app->enable_layout_config ($enable) o $enable (boolean) scalar = $app->get_enable_layout_config $app->insert_menus ($path, $menuinfo) o $path (string) o $menuinfo (Gnome2::UIInfo) $app->install_menu_hints ($uiinfo) o $uiinfo (Gnome2::UIInfo) scalar = $app->layout scalar = $app->menubar $app->set_menus ($menubar) o $menubar (Gtk2::MenuBar) scalar = $app->prefix $app->remove_menu_range ($path, $start, $items) o $path (string) o $start (integer) o $items (integer) $app->remove_menus ($path, $items) o $path (string) o $items (integer) Gnome2::App->setup_toolbar ($toolbar, $dock_item) o $toolbar (Gtk2::Toolbar) o $dock_item (Gnome2::Bonobo::DockItem) scalar = $app->statusbar $app->set_statusbar_custom ($container, $statusbar) o $container (Gtk2::Widget) o $statusbar (Gtk2::Widget) $app->set_statusbar ($statusbar) o $statusbar (Gtk2::Widget) $app->set_toolbar ($toolbar) o $toolbar (Gtk2::Toolbar) scalar = $app->vbox PROPERTIES
'app-id' (string : default undef : readable / writable / construct) The application ID string ENUMS AND FLAGS
flags Gnome2::Bonobo::DockItemBehavior o 'normal' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_NORMAL' o 'exclusive' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_EXCLUSIVE' o 'never-floating' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_NEVER_FLOATING' o 'never-vertical' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_NEVER_VERTICAL' o 'never-horizontal' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_NEVER_HORIZONTAL' o 'locked' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_ITEM_BEH_LOCKED' enum Gnome2::Bonobo::DockPlacement o 'top' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_TOP' o 'right' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_RIGHT' o 'bottom' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_BOTTOM' o 'left' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_LEFT' o 'floating' / 'BONOBO_DOCK_FLOATING' SEE ALSO
Gnome2, Glib::Object, Glib::InitiallyUnowned, Gtk2::Object, Gtk2::Widget, Gtk2::Container, Gtk2::Bin, Gtk2::Window COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2003-2004 by the gtk2-perl team. This software is licensed under the LGPL. See Gnome2 for a full notice. perl v5.14.2 2011-11-16 Gnome2::App(3pm)

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