[kwlug-disc] Linux 'equivalent' to Windows 'start' command.

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 15 17:10:42 EDT 2013

Apparently the xdg- / gnome- / kde-open variants do that, using their 
(internal) file type (not just file extension) associations.

But didn't work on my binary executable test.

Hmmm. I wonder about a .sh or text file starting with #! /bin/whatever

On 13-08-15 04:31 PM, Adam Glauser wrote:
> Another thing 'start' does, IIRC, is to open a file with the associated
> program based on the file extension. So 'start workbook.xls' would launch
> Excel, opening that file.
> The desktop environments I've used have some sort of file association
> list.  I wonder if they also have an "open with the appropriate
> application" command?

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