As far as I can tell, if a file contains a password (obfuscated) Konqueror doesn't recognize the file type. For example, on my system (Slackware 12.2 with KDE 3.5.10) Konqueror fails to recognize both kmailrc and kopeterc. If I make a copy of kmailrc and remove the password lines, then Konqueror recognizes the file as plain text. Richard. -- Stupidity is its own reward.