open(1) removed from Debian? (was: 'open' instead of 'xdg-open' for usability?)

Ma Xiaojun damage3025 at
Sat Dec 21 08:37:50 PST 2013

Hi, List:

I admittedly like the usage of "open" command in OS X (maybe Haiku also).

As far as I know, neither POSIX nor LSB mentions open(1) at all. It is
not a goal for toybox project either:
In other words, it is not a standard and no one uses it.

The good news is now that, console-tools, the package provides open(1)
in Debian, is being removed recently, if I understand correctly:

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