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Re: PSPP-BUG: File filter in dialog box

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: PSPP-BUG: File filter in dialog box
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:40:29 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 07:13:22AM -0500, Renan Levine wrote:
> On 08-Nov-11 4:26 AM, John Darrington wrote:
> Re: Mime types
>> Presumably if SPSS has previously been installed on the machine, then  
>> it is already done.
> Never have installed SPSS. PSPP has been installed and the system  
> registry does associate .sav and .por with PSPP... At least to the  
> extent to which the icons from PSPP are correctly used and when  
> double-clicking on the file in finder, these files open in PSPPIRE.

But this is a separate issue.  The filter in the File Open dialog looks at the
mime types, not the file extensions.  For example, when "Portable Files" is 
only those files which have a mimetype of "application/x-spss-por" are 
If it fails to determine the mimetype, then it won't show up.  On Freedesktop 
compliant systems, the OS looks at the first few bytes of a file for the 'magic'
by which it knows the mimetype.  

I don't know how it's supposed to work on Windows.  We need to find out in 
order to fix 

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