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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Thu Aug 15 17:12:32 EDT 2013

 From what I saw, xdg-open just calls, for example, gnome-open. So 
'going away' is a relative thing, for Linux, I suppose.

On 13-08-15 04:57 PM, Chris Irwin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> 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?
> Previously, there were desktop-specific implementations: gnome-open, etc.
> Luckily, that is going away, and `xdg-open` is now the proper way to do
> this now. It also works for urls.

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