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EXO-OPEN(1)		       Xfce Users Manual		   EXO-OPEN(1)

       exo-open	- Open URLs and	launch preferred applications

       exo-open	[[url]...]

       exo-open	--launch [category] [[parameter]...]

       exo-open	is a command line frontend to the Xfce Preferred Applications
       framework. It can either	be used	to open	a list of urls with the
       default URL handler or launch the preferred application for a certain

       exo-open	either takes a list of URLs and	tries to open each of them
       using the default handler, or, when using the --launch tries to launch
       the preferred application for a certain category, optionally passing
       any number of parameters	to the application.

       -?, --help
	   Print brief help and	exit.

       -v, --version
	   Print version information and exit.

       --working-directory directory
	   When	using the --launch option and this option is specified as
	   well, the application will be run in	the given directory. This is
	   primarily useful when running the preferred TerminalEmulator	from
	   another application and you want the	command	in the terminal	window
	   to be run in	a specific directory.

       --launch	category parameters...
	   Launch the preferred	application for	the given category with	the
	   optional parameters..., where category is either WebBrowser,
	   MailReader, TerminalEmulator	or FileManager.

       If you do not specify the --launch option, exo-open will	open all
       specified URLs with their preferred URL handlers. Else, if you specify
       the --launch option, you	can select which preferred application you
       want to run, and	pass additional	parameters to the application (i.e.
       for TerminalEmulator you	can pass the command line that should be run
       in the terminal).

       exo-open	allows users and developers to open the	preferred email
       composer	from the command line by simply	invoking exo-open
       mailto:USER@HOST.TLD. This will open the	composer window	with
       USER@HOST.TLD as	the recipient. This syntax is supported	by all
       MailReaders. In addition	the MailReaders	that ship as part of libexo
       also support extended mailto:-URIs (but be aware	that user-defined
       mailers do not necessarily support this), which allows you to also
       specify default values for the subject and the body of the mail,	add
       additional recipients (both Cc: and To:)	and attach files to emails.
       For example tells
       the composer to start an	email to and with Foo
       in the subject and the file /foo/bar.txt	attached to the	message.

       exo-open	was written by Benedikt	Meurer <>.

       This manual page	was provided by	Benedikt Meurer	<>.

Xfce				  11/03/2019			   EXO-OPEN(1)


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