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Re: File Extensions

> Hi,
> I was just wondering if there is a way...either in KDE or CLI to designate
> extensions with programs.  For example, I have a bunch of tcl files.  I am
> really starting to get sick of having to write 'wish tik.tcl'.  Is there any
> way to make it so that I can force all files with tcl extensions to be opened
> by wish?  That is another useability for many Win users. 

About data types like gifs, jpeg, pngs you use Mime types to tell
what interpreter to use witth  it.

But for programs the Linux kernel looks at the two first chars in your
file and if they are #! then it uses the remainder of the line as the
full path to the interpreter:  That is


will use the shell


for Perl programs



will use the tcl/tk interpreter

Remember that it uses absolute names abd that the kernel does not know
about directories where to look (the PATH variable is a shell not
kernel concept).

			Jean Francois Martinez

Project Independence: Linux for the Masses