How to associate files with app.? In GNOME.

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Old 02-08-2014
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Howdy! Using GNOME: gnome-terminal 2.18.2 here. QUESTION: How do I associate *txt files to a launcher object I created for Vim on my Desktop? Let's call it "MyVimLauncher". It starts Vim without any files loaded when I click on it. BUT, when I right-click "myfile.txt" to get the menu item "Open with other application", I can't find the object "MyVimLauncher", neither in list "Potential Applications", nor in list "All applications", so as to select it for opening "myfile.txt" and all *txt files. Tried draggin'n dropping the object into the lists, but the object does not get added to lists. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Don Cragun; 02-08-2014 at 09:53 PM.. Reason: Multiple """ replaced by double quotes.
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Old 02-09-2014
I have not tested this but one possible way would be to do something like the following:
touch ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list

and add the following lines to ~/.local/share/applications/defaults.list
[Default Applications]

The above is a fairly crude association. For finer grained association, you need to use desktop entries. See the Desktop Entry Specification.
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