"start" or "open" command?

Mike Perry mikepery at fscked.org
Fri Oct 10 16:30:58 EEST 2003

Are there currently any plans to implement a Windows-like "start" or
OSX-like "open" command that automatically launches the approprate
handler for any file? Such a command really improves commandline
usability, especially for new users, and the bulk of its operation could
also be implemented in a cross-desktop "launcher" library.

I poked around a bit for something like these and didn't find either. Did
I overlook something? Or is it in development already somewhere?

Mike Perry
Mad Computer Scientist
fscked.org evil labs

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