Showing a file in the file manager

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri May 20 11:10:58 PDT 2011

On Friday, 2011-05-20, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:

> Ummm, which preferences?  For example, xdg-open does some heuristics to
> determine which desktop environment is running, and then it just calls
> gnome-open, kfmclient, exo-open, etc. as appropriate.
> (Yeah, it's kind of ugly.  This D-Bus stuff would indeed make things
> much easier.)

Please excuse me for being slighlty offtopic, but being one of the initiators 
of the xdg-utils scripts I have to voice my agreement with this assessment.

These scripts where intended as a quick work around until a more apporpriate 
solution like standardzed interfaces could be provided.

Unfortunately this never happened for various reasons, so any move into that 
direction is highly appreciated.

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