[Thunar-dev] Bin files

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Sun Jul 30 13:38:02 CEST 2006

Rodrigo Coacci wrote:
> I don't know if thats Thunar specific or mime-types specific, but Thunar
> can't recognize shell scripts with extension .bin (xfce4.4 beta
> installer is
> a good example), but recognizes correctly with others extensions like .run
> or .sh. Is there any mime rules that says .bin files shouldn't have glob
> parsing (maybe because CDROM images)? I'm complaining about this because
> since it don't see those .bin files as scripts I can't set execute
> permissions on then, nor execute them from Thunar.
> BTW Thunar says it's unknown type (on properties) for every .bin file.

Well, you could add a glob rule for *.bin -> application/x-shellscript
to the mime database. On the other hand it might be a good idea if we'd
use .run for the installer files.

> -- Cheers,
>      Rodrigo


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