LOST IN FILE EXTENSIONS

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LOST IN FILE EXTENSIONS

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What is an .eml file and can it be read by Linux? With what program and how do I set Linux to default to that program when a file with that extension is selected to run?

Where are the default extension programs set. I went to preferences and then to default applications, but saw nothing there about setting the default applications according to extension.
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Re: LOST IN FILE EXTENSIONS

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jimisbell wrote:What is an .eml file and can it be read by Linux? With what program and how do I set Linux to default to that program when a file with that extension is selected to run?

Where are the default extension programs set. I went to preferences and then to default applications, but saw nothing there about setting the default applications according to extension.
An .eml file is an email message file, and yes it can be read in Linux using an email client such as Thunderbird. You should be able to set Thunderbird (or whatever email program you choose to use) to be the default program used to open those files. In fact, Thunderbird with open .eml files by default if it is the only email client installed on your system.

Hope that helps. :)

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Re: LOST IN FILE EXTENSIONS

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Linux file extensions
http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/fileext.htm
http://www.file-extensions.org/linux-op ... extensions

General file extensions list..
http://filext.com/
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