Random Wisdom

Open files from a terminal

by on Oct.05, 2005, under How To ..., Linux, Software

There’s lot that can be learned from the conversations on the fedora-list. Today I learnt of a nifty little tool called gnome-open. Basically you just type something like:

[darkknight@darkworld ~]$ gnome-open file.cpp

and voila! It figures out the default application (under GNOME) for the files of type *.cpp and opens the file using that default editor. I haven’t verified, but it seems that instead of a file an URL can also be specified. Mmm .. it definitely creates the possibility of writing portable scripts; at least on GNOME systems anyway 🙂

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