Showing a file in the file manager

Federico Mena Quintero federico at
Thu Sep 22 00:07:11 PDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 03:06 +0300, Aleksei Lissitsin wrote:

> Was there any update/agreement on the issue?

Yes on the agreement.  And sorry!  I totally forgot to post an update
about this to the list.

This is the tentative patchset we have for Nautilus:

It's still under review/discussion, but you can see the D-Bus stuff in

> Will there be added --select parameter to xdg-open or
> the users will have to use DBus directly?

Frankly I'd prefer it if people used D-Bus directly (you can always do
"dbus-send blah blah" from the command line).

This sounds like the right time to implement xdg-open as a D-Bus method
itself in the FileManager1 service.  Then, xdg-open(1) could try calling
that method, and if it's not available, then xdg-open would do its usual
thing.  (Maybe that *is* the way things work right now; I haven't read
the xdg-open sources closely.)

> Is the interface name org/freedesktop/FileManager1
> and methods names proposed by PCMan agreed upon?

Yes, please see the bug mentioned above for the details.


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