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XDG-OPEN(1) xdg-open Manual XDG-OPEN(1)

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 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), MIME applications associations specification[1]

EXAMPLES

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.

AUTHORS

Kevin Krammer
Author.

Jeremy White

Author.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006

NOTES

1.
MIME applications associations specification
05/19/2018 xdg-utils 1.0