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I've been browsing some books from the library and looking at some screen shots of 'konqueror' and seen .jpg and .gif files amongst others which obviously proves that these extensions are recognised. Also however, there are files which appear to have no extension and a number of README files. eg. Readme.config, Readme.dri, Readme.sis etc. (I am assuming here that files named Readme are text files which can be read). Now coming, nay fleeing, as I am from windows, I would expect the extensions of these files to be the same ( e.g. txt) so they could be opened with the same app. Am I wrong or is there a different method of associating files?
Please note that I don't have a Linus system as such but it is in the post as I speak! (Red Hat 9)
the bottom line is file extensions are irrelevant. create a file with a .txt extension then its mime type/magic number becomes text. renaming it doesnt
doesnt change the filetype. you can find it out by
file filename in command line
right click and view properties. you can also change the filetype in the context menu. Gnome should have similar options