Showing a file in the file manager

François Revol revol at
Fri May 20 12:49:15 PDT 2011

>> 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.

Hmm except some OS don't have D-Bus (like Haiku), but have a shell that can run those.
(I recall sending patches to add support for BeOS/Haiku btw...)


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