[Bug 64559] Incorrect filetype recognition

Tom Gillam tgilla at saintolaves.net
Sat Oct 7 16:34:39 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: nautilus

If I create a file with extension ".php", and edit it so it contains
some html content, with some <?php ... ?> tags, double-clicking the file
in nautilus brings up a warning box containing:

The filename "index.php" indicates that this file is of type "PHP script". The contents of the file indicate that the file is of type "HTML document". If you open this file, the file might present a security risk to your system.

Do not open the file unless you created the file yourself, or received the file from a trusted source. To open the file, rename the file to the correct extension for "HTML document", then open the file normally. Alternatively, use the Open With menu to choose a specific application for the file.

...and refuses to open the file. Is there any way I can force gnome/nautilus into believing that this is actually a php file?
(The context menu actions assume it is of type "HTML Document")

I'm sure I've run into this problem before with other files, but cannot
remember any details.

** Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

Incorrect filetype recognition

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