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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
	   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			  04/29/2017			   XDG-OPEN(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | EXIT CODES | SEE ALSO | EXAMPLES | AUTHORS | COPYRIGHT | NOTES

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