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Re: [Groff] roff mime types

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] roff mime types
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 09:08:57 +0100


> > On my Linux system, the files /etc/mime.types has:
> > 
> > application/x-troff             t tr roff
> > application/x-troff-man         man
> > application/x-troff-me          me
> > application/x-troff-ms          ms
> > 
> > This confirms what is "officially" considered an extension for a
> > roff file.
> > 
> > But `mm' and `mom' are lacking.  Does it make sense to define a new
> > extension for every macro package?  With a future `.require' in
> > mind, a common `t' would be good enough for all kinds of roff
> > documents.  Both `mm' and `mom' and myself for the Gutenberg macro
> > package `gb' must decide on this.
> I just want to say that I have nothing to say :-)
> To be serious: I don't know how to handle this gracefully.

It seems to me that the lines above from mime.types are a poor solution
and shouldn't be extended further.  You only need one `troff' entry, and
how to handle that is up to the user, although it should involve
something that can have a stab at the correct command line, i.e. grog.



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