XDG, xdg-open, and view vs. edit

Daniel Bo daengbo at gmail.com
Mon Mar 30 06:57:08 PDT 2009

I've been lurking on this list for some time now and find it very
interesting. XDG (and FD.o in general) is a great step forward for
open desktops.

That said, I wonder why the choice was to set a default application
for opening when most file types have view and edit modes. Why are
there not xdg-view and xdg-edit (or --edit and --view switches on

Apologies if this question seems idiotic, but I ask because it's been
eating at me for some time.


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