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Re: associating extensions with applications



On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 07:36 -0800, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> Does Linux, or more specifically the Gnome desktop, have a widget like
> the one in Windows that associates file extensions with applications so
> that, for example, when I double-click on a ".txt" file it opens in my
> favorite text editor?  Do file extensions have any significance in
> Linux?  Thanks for the help! -- Jerry
>  
> 
Yes they do. For example if I look at my hoem directory in nautilus and
I right click on a .doc file I am asked:
Open with Open Office.org Writer
or: Open with another application.

That was we can associate an extension with an application.

To change this association highlight an icon. Then Choose the properties
under File option. One of the Properties is Open with.
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