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open path with your default GNOME program

Terminal - open path with your default GNOME program
gnome-open [path]
2010-06-30 07:20:05
User: ludwig
open path with your default GNOME program

Another step to bring cli and gui closer together: gnome-open

It opens a path with the default (gui) application for its mime type.

I would recommend a shorter alias like alias o=gnome-open

More examples:

gnome-open .

[opens the current folder in nautilus / your default file browser]

gnome-open some.pdf

[opens some.pdf in evince / your default pdf viewer]

gnome-open trash://

[opens the trash with nautilus]

gnome-open http://www.commandlinefu.com

[opens commandlinefu in your default webbrowser]


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
xdg-open [path]
2010-06-30 07:32:53
User: infinull
Tags: KDE gnome

open [path] in the default program, regardless of which Desktop Environment you use (KDE, GNOME, etc.)

Works on all "freedesktop.org" compatible desktop environments

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