How do I define new file types
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Wed Nov 12 00:31:45 GMT 2003
> I have files <basename>.icn, which are for the Unicon programming language.
> I have prepared Kate syntax highlighting definition, which among other things
> specifies that the highlighting is to occur for mime type "text/x-unicon".
> However I don't know any way to get KDE to create or recognize such a mime
> Similarly, I have a constuction tool SCons, like make, which uses
> textual specifications conventionally stored in files named "SConstruct".
> ("Sconstruct" is to SCons as "Makefile" is to make).
> I would like to associate this file name with a new mime type, and then be
> able to define a syntax highlighting specification for it as well as other
> KDE type-dependent actions, which is chosen on the basis of the mime type.
> How can I do this?
> (I would just like to anticipate any objection that say, "text/x-unicon" is
> not an "official" mime type: I have just checked the IANA mime type list, and
> most of the mime-types associated with programming lanuage source code in
> Kate highilghting system have mime types that are not on the IANA list.)
This should really be in the Fine Manual -- if it isn't then it is a bug in
You open the: "Settings" widget for Konqueror, choose the: "File
Associations" section and click the: "Add" button.
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