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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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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
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