a standard for the user's default terminal

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sun Oct 22 21:50:18 EEST 2006

On Sunday 22 October 2006 18:17, Marcos wrote:
> With xdg-open one can open every associated file and protocol with a mime
> assosiation on the system.
> Therefore one can type:
> xdg-open /tmp/sample_text.txt
> xdg-open /tmp/photo.jpg
> xdg-open http://blah.com
> xdg-open /tmp  ( it summons the file manager )
> but... how can one open the default terminal ?
> Is there a standard for this ? If not, don't we need one ?

I don't think we need this. What would the use case be?

Applications that really need a user to work in a terminal window can IMHO 
assume that such an experience user can open a terminal or work within any 
terminal the applications chooses to open.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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