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Re: mime type of zim notes


Hi Marcel,

I can confirm this on Arch Linux with gvfs 1.10.1-1. I suppose it's to
be somewhat expected considering it actually is a plain text file and
this was a design goal of zim (to have human readable raw files). I've
had a quick look over /usr/share/mime/packages/zim.xml and everything
looks in order. The command xdg-mime query filetype
/path/to/zim/file.txt also gives text/plain. xdg-mime is the reference
implementation of the specification, so I think there might be
something wrong with the way zim declares the mime type.

You may find the following reference useful:


On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Marcel Stimberg
<stimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
> after letting the code rot for a while, I finally want to finish the
> Zeitgeist integration plugin for zim[1]. However, the usefulness is
> currently reduced because the mime type of zim pages is not correctly
> detected by my system (Ubuntu 11.10) -- did anyone else notice this as
> well? The file utility works fine, but the Gnome environment (e.g.
> nautilus) just recognizes the file type as text/plain:
> $file foo.txt
> foo.txt: text/x-zim-wiki
> $ gvfs-info foo.txt | grep content-type
>  standard::content-type: text/plain
>  standard::fast-content-type: text/plain
> Thanks,
>  Marcel
> [1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/610515
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