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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.

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)
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