1. NAME

update-mime-database - a program to build the Shared MIME-Info database cache

2. SYNOPSIS

update-mime-database -h |

-v | [

-V ] MIME-DIR

3. DESCRIPTION

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.

4. OPTIONS

  • -h
        Print out a command summary.
  • -v
        Print out the version information.
  • -V
        Be verbose.

5. ARGUMENTS

  • MIME-DIR
        This is the directory for which

update-mime-database should rebuild the cache. Mandatory if none of the options is provided.

6. AUTHOR

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

7. LICENCE

Copyright (C) 2002 Thomas Leonard.
You may redistribute copies of

update-mime-database under the terms of the GNU General Public License.