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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       xdg-open {file | URL}

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

DESCRIPTION

       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.

OPTIONS

       --help
           Show command synopsis.

       --manual
           Show this manual page.

       --version
           Show the xdg-utils version information.

EXIT CODES

       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.

SEE ALSO

       xdg-mime(1), xdg-settings(1), MIME applications associations specification[1]

EXAMPLES

           xdg-open 'http://www.freedesktop.org/'

       Opens the freedesktop.org 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.

AUTHORS

       Kevin Krammer
           Author.

       Jeremy White
           Author.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2006

NOTES

        1. MIME applications associations specification
           http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mime-apps-spec/