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XDG-OPEN(1)                                                        XDG-OPEN(1)

       xdg-open - opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application

       xdg-open {file URL}

       xdg-open {--help --manual --version}

       xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application. If a URL is provided the URL will be opened
       in the user's preferred web browser. If a file is provided the file will be opened in the preferred application
       for files of that type. xdg-open supports file, ftp, http and https URLs.

       xdg-open is for use inside a desktop session only. It is not recommended to use xdg-open as root.

       --help Show command synopsis.

              Show this manualpage.

              Show the xdg-utils version information.

       An exit code of 0 indicates success while a non-zero exit code indicates failure. The following failure codes
       can be returned:

       1      Error in command line syntax.

       2      One of the files passed on the command line did not exist.

       3      A required tool could not be found.

       4      The action failed.

       xdg-open ''

       Opens the website in the user's default browser

       xdg-open /tmp/foobar.png

       Opens the PNG image file /tmp/foobar.png in the user's default image viewing application.

       Kevin Krammer, Jeremy White.

xdg-utils 1.0                     06/24/2007                       XDG-OPEN(1)