xdg-open

opens a file or URL in the user (Aqs preferred application

SYNOPSIS

' xdg-open 'u xdg-open { file | URL } ' xdg-open 'u xdg-open { --help | --manual | --version }

DESCRIPTION

xdg -open opens a file or URL in the user (Aqs preferred application . If a URL is provided the URL will be opened in the user (Aqs preferred web browser . If a file is provided the file will be opened in the preferred application for files of that type . xdg -open supports file, ftp, http and https URLs .

xdg -open is for use inside a desktop session only . It is not recommended to use xdg -open as root .

OPTIONS

--help Show command synopsis .

--manual Show this manual page .

--version Show the xdg -utils version information .

EXIT CODES

An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non -zero exit code indicates failure . The following failure codes can be returned:

1 Error in command line syntax .

2 One of the files passed on the command line did not exist .

3 A required tool could not be found .

4 The action failed .

EXAMPLES

.RS 4
xdg -open (Aqhttp://www .freedesktop .org/ (Aq .RE


Opens the freedesktop .org website in the user (Aqs default browser .

.RS 4
xdg -open /tmp/foobar .png .RE
Opens the PNG image file /tmp/foobar .png in the user (Aqs default image viewing application .

AUTHORS

KevinKrammer Author.

JeremyWhite Author.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2006

NOTES

" 1." 4 MIME applications associations specification http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-apps-spec/

SEE ALSO

xdg-mime(1), xdg-settings(1), MIMEapplications associations specification [1]

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