XDG, xdg-open, and view vs. edit

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 01:01:36 PDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Daniel Bo <daengbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> xdg-open)?
> Apologies if this question seems idiotic, but I ask because it's been
> eating at me for some time.
> Daniel
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I think you're referring to the MIME run actions spec
which has been in the "requirements-gathering / early-planning" stages
(essentially dead) for years.


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