open path with your default program (on Linux/*BSD)

xdg-open [path]
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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By: infinull
2010-06-30 07:32:53

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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 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] Show Sample Output


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    gnome-open [path]
    ludwig · 2010-06-30 07:20:05 0

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