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xdg-open

opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application

Synopsis

xdg-open {file | URL}

xdg-open {--help | --manual | --version}


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xdg-open 'http://www.freedesktop.org/'

Opens the Freedesktop.org website in the user's default browser

xdg-open /tmp/foobar.png

Opens the PNG image file /tmp/foobar.png in the user's default image viewing application.


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urls xdg-open --from-xurls
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exec xdg-open "$@"
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exec xdg-open "$@" &
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exec xdg-open "$(xsel)"

description

xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application. If a URL is provided the URL will be opened in the user's 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 manualpage.

--version

Show the xdg-utils version information.

copyright

Copyright © 2006

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.


authors

Kevin Krammer

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Jeremy White

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