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XDG-OPEN

Section: (1)
Updated: 06/24/2007
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

xdg-open {file URL}
xdg-open {--help --manual --version}
 

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.
 

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

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.  

AUTHOR

Kevin Krammer, Jeremy White.
<[email protected]>
<[email protected]>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT CODES
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR

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