"start" or "open" command?

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Fri Oct 10 17:11:03 EEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-10 at 15:58, Biju Chacko wrote:
> 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?

Yes. Gnome has gnome-open.

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