a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database cache


update-mime-database -h | -v | [ -V | -n ] MIME-DIR


update-mime-database is a program which is responsible for updating the shared mime-info cache according to the system described in the http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/shared-mime-info-spec Shared MIME-Info Database specification from the X Desktop Group.


-h Print out a command summary.

-v Print out the version information.

-V Be verbose.

-n Only update if MIME-DIR /packages/or a file in that directory is newer than MIME-DIR /version.This is useful for package pre- and post-installation scripts.


MIME-DIR This is the directory for which update-mime-database should rebuild the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.


Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of update-mime-database under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


Filip Van Raemdonck (mechanix@debian.org) wrote this manpage for the Debian GNU/Linux project, but it may be used by others.

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