The shared-mime-info package contains the core database of common types and the update-mime-database command used to extend it. It requires glib2 to be installed for building the update command. Additionally, it uses intltool for translations, though this is only a dependency for the maintainers. This database is translated at Transifex.

See the Shared MIME Info Specification for more information about the database.


The git module for this spec is "shared-mime-info", in the "mime" repository. See web interface for details



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