Tweaking system-wide file associations

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Thu Aug 24 10:59:41 BST 2006

On Tuesday 22 August 2006 11:20, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> Rich Winkel wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I see various approaches to do this, all different, mentioned in the
> > mailing
> > list archives but none of them quite seem to work.  My most recent
> > iteration was to copy the *.desktop files from ~/.kde/applnk to
> > /usr/local/share/applications (this is on freebsd).  After doing this,
> > kde no longer knew how to open the "Home" icon on my desktop!
> >
> > Could someone tell me, what is the correct way?
> > Shouldn't this be listed in the system administration faq?
> See
> I think you want to copy .desktop files from ~/.kde/share/mimelnk
> to /usr/local/share/mimelnk

kde-config --path mime
for a list of directories KDE will look through in the given order


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
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