update-mime-database - Man Page

a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database cache


update-mime-database -h | -v | [ -V | -n ] MIME-DIR


update-mime-database is a program which is responsible for updating the shared mime-info cache according to the system described in the Shared MIME-Info Database specification from the X Desktop Group.



Print out a command summary.


Print out the version information.


Be verbose.


Only update if MIME-DIR/packages/ or a file in that directory is newer than MIME-DIR/version. This is useful for package pre- and post-installation scripts.



This is the directory for which update-mime-database should rebuild the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.


Filip Van Raemdonck (mechanix@debian.org) wrote this manpage for the Debian GNU/Linux project, but it may be used by others.


Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of update-mime-database under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Referenced By

mimeopen(1), mimetype(1).

26 Jul 2002 Filip Van Raemdonck X Desktop Group