Showing a file in the file manager

Stef Bon stefbon at
Fri May 20 13:30:21 PDT 2011

2011/5/20 Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>:
> 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.

Ok, but is it really required to do this via dbus?

Isn't it required that for example dolphin is running to "recieve" the
dbus signal
for the opening the url?


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