Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 10:52 UTC
Mac OS X "This is the problem: You want to open a file using something other than the default application. You right-click its icon in the Finder, choose Open With, and a submenu pops up with an absurd number of duplicate entries." This is so annoying. Dr. Dang made a little addition to .bashrc so you can fix it with a single command. Now it's up to Apple to actually fix the problem (via Daring Fireball).
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 12:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

My guess is the difference between Windows/Linux and OS X is that OS X doesn't seem to have some kind of database system that holds information of installed software and a lot of applications don't have an installer, but are installed by drag 'n' drop.

If an app doesn't check if a previous version already inserted itself in to the "open with" menu it will probably add itself too, causing a duplicate.

Windows and Linux do work with installers, uninstallers and know what is installed.

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