Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to List of Mime Types?

Posted by Andrew Spencer on
I also recently spent about an hour serching for the same thing but to no avail. I did find a large list of mime types, but it unfortunately lacks a descriptive pretty name.

One resource I did discover was on my system in /usr/share/mimelnk. Within are subfolders with mime type information, including pretty names. Below is an excerpt from the TIFF Image entry:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=TIFF Image

I was thinking of starting my own mime type database using the information from /usr/share/mimelnk as a starting point and building from there. However, it would be much nicer if someone knew of a more comprehensive list.