Difficult one. How to associate .mht web archive files with Opera - CentOS 5 ?

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  1. Ocky

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    In Ubuntu there is a nifty program in the repos. by the name of Assogiate with
    which one can create a mime type for .mht files and even select a suitable
    icon (plus of course other types of associations).

    There does not seem to be a similar program for CentOS, so that I am stuck
    with having to right click on .mht files and selecting 'Open with Opera'
    - otherwise they will open in gedit as the file type .mht is recognised as
    text/plain.

    Maybe there is some manual way of fixing this - hopefully not too complicated.

    Virtual bottle of very best Champers to first problem solver. :D :argh:
     
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    That's my point. You can't simply r/click>Properties>Open with Opera.
    sure it will open with Opera, but then so will all the txt files, so then I have to
    repeat the process and associate them with gedit - etc.

    OK, I will try one or the other solutions you point to.
    Thanks.
     
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    Looks ugly. I'll play with it a little.
    See what comes up ...

    Any source where I might find mht files?

    Mrk
     
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    OK, sorted out. I downloaded the rpm from http://michael.kuerschner.googlepages.com/linuxrpmpakete
    Wouldn't install in CentOS at first because of the repositories priorities
    protection I assigned to rpmforge, so I temporarily disabled the base and
    other repos. leaving only rpmforge. This way I had no trouble installing all
    the missing dependencies using yum localinstall. (I also needed to import
    the key).
    Now my text files open in gedit and the web archive (.mht) files open in
    Opera just by clicking on them.... See Screenshot.

    PS. You can use IE to save a web page as web archive (.mht)
     

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    In other words, Bob's your uncle!
    Mrk
     
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    How right you are !
    My real uncle Bob, a retired colonel, resides in Young Harris, GA. :argh: :)
     
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