Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

CentOS 7.0 - man page for xdg-open (centos section 1)

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.
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 xdg-utils 1.0 06/10/2014 XDG-OPEN(1)
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 AM.

Unix & Linux Forums Content Copyright 1993-2018. All Rights Reserved.