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xdg-open(1)

xdg-utils 1.0
05/23/2018

xdg-utils

Command line tools that assist applications with a variety of desktop integration tasks

NAME

xdg-open - opens a file or URL in the users preferred application

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

xdg-open opens a file or URL in the users preferred application. If a URL is provided the URL will be opened in the users 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 manual page.
--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.

SEE ALSO

xdg-mime(1), xdg-settings(1), \m[blue]MIME applications associations specification\m[][1]

EXAMPLES

Opens the freedesktop.org website in the users default browser.
xdg-open /tmp/foobar.png
Opens the PNG image file /tmp/foobar.png in the users default image viewing application.

AUTHORS

Kevin Krammer
Author.
Jeremy White
Author.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006

NOTES

1. MIME applications associations specification http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-apps-spec/

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