konqueror doesn't seem to identify file types properly

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Oct 14 21:38:00 BST 2003

gabriel wrote:
> is anyone else having this issue?  you have 10 or so files in a directory, and 
> even though they're all similarly named (xxxxxxxxxx.php) the files are given 
> different file types by konqueror!  in some cases, the file is considered a 
> "plain text file" and in others, it's called a "c++ file" or a "c source 
> file" or an "html file".
> now i would imagine that konquor tries to identify the filetype by reading it 
> somehow and decides it's filetype in that manner, but is there a way to just 
> get it to ignore that (since it's not doing it right anyway) and just go by 
> the extension? (.php).
Just go to the: "File Associations" section of the Konqueror configure 
widget and create a new MIME type for 'php'.  You can check Google if you 
want to get the correct one, but for your purpose you can just use: 
"applications/x-php".  Be sure to enter the file extension.


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