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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

           xdg-open 'http://www.freedesktop.org/'

       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 (C) 2006


NOTES

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



xdg-utils 1.0                     05/10/2018                       xdg-open(1)

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