"start" or "open" command?

Biju Chacko botsie at myrealbox.com
Fri Oct 10 16:58:35 EEST 2003

On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 15:45:50 +0200, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:

> On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 08:30:58 -0500 Mike Perry wrote:
> : 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?
> You can use rox(1) for this <http://rox.sf.net>, it uses the mime-info
> database and allows you to define handler scripts for each mime- or
> media-type. There is also a perl module called File::MimeInfo::Rox on
> CPAN <http://cpan.org> that mimics this behaviour.
> Maybe this functionality could be made into a spec - Thomas ?

I just started thinking this morning about writing something similar for XFce. I
was thinking that we needed a lib to handle URLs, filetypes, etc uniformly. A
console command would be the simplest use of such a lib. 

Doesn't gnome have something like this?

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