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Old 04-17-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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Question Get file icon from extension, file type, or mime-type

Is there any way to get a file's icon from its extension? I'm currently making a FTP program in Qt and I want to be able to have the correct file type icons. I'd prefer some way is cross-DE and is capable of working on most linux systems.

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You have /etc/mime.types to check for given mime type when you have extention. Icons, if connected with certain type, are usually DE-specific.
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According to this site:
I should have a <MIME>/icons folder that maps mime types to icons. I checked and I do not have this folder or the generic-icons folder. I do have the other ones. I tried running update-mime-database but it does not create those folders.

Any idea? This would be what I'm looking for. Is this not implemented yet?

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I have solved my problem. I made a bash script that when given the file name, greps the mime.types file for the mime type. Then the mimetype is formatted in the icon format, and is found with the find command. This works with DE's that are compliant with that mime standard.


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