PCQuest: File Associations in Linux
Jun 24, 1999, 13:04 (7 Talkback[s])
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"With kernel 2.2, you can associate file-types to load up their
"You are no longer restricted to native executable file formats
(ELF, a.out, etc), in Linux. With kernel 2.2 onwards, there's
support for multiple file formats, that is, you can make the kernel
recognize any file format provided you've an interpreter for it.
These files can then be run just by typing their name at the
prompt, like any pure executable. You could, for instance,
associate all text files with the vi editor. Whenever you type the
name of a text file on the shell prompt, the vi editor will
automatically load with this file."