File Associations all duplicated

Philippe Hemmel phemmel at
Tue Dec 24 08:49:23 GMT 2002

Le lun 23/12/2002 à 23:30, Steven King a écrit :
>  Philippe Hemmel suggested:
> > Maybe your configuration files are all duplicated : in the kde global
> > directory (/usr/share/applnk for me) and in your local directory
> > ($HOME/.kde/share/applnk for me).
> I don't have much in /usr/share/applink (just one directory called internet), 
> so that's not the source of the duplications. I also have 
> /opt/kde3/share/applink, but this contains stuff that does not show up on 
> kmenu (and it would if I was pointed at it, right?). Similarly 
> /opt/kde2/share/applink. 

Right. Except if the .desktop files are marked 'hidden'. I don't think
so, except maybe for few.

> So I do not think these are the cause of my problem with duplicated file 
> associations. Remember in any case, that while my file associations are 
> duplicated on the list, each member of the pair seems to be pointing at the 
> same component - if I change one of a pair and then quit, next time both 
> members of the pair are changed. So it is as if the file associations program 
> is pointing at the same list of associatoins twice, but thinks it has found 
> two lots of them. This is somewhat contradicted though by a few of the 
> associations only appearing once, e.g. under "application" I have:
> futuresplash
> illustrator
> illustrator
> msexcel
> msexcel
> :
> and so on.
> So not straightforward.

Sorry, I don't have any other answer. Some of my files are duplicated,
and that's the reason of association files duplications on my PC.


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