First xdg-utils beta release

Richard Moore rich at
Sun Jun 25 02:54:12 EEST 2006

On 6/25/06, Thiago Macieira <thiago at> wrote:
> Richard Moore wrote:
> >xdg-open:
> >
> >It should be possible for an application to explicity state if it
> >thinks it is passing a file or a url.
> I didn't understand this one. What's the difference? And why would an
> application only "think" instead of "being sure"?

Ok, I obviously wasn't clear. Since this tool can be passed either a
file or a url, I'm suggesting that it should allow the person calling
it to say which they are passing it. This allows it to avoid any
potential edge cases in the autodetection.


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