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xdg-open

Opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application. More information: https://man.archlinux.org/man/xdg-open.1.

  • Open the current directory in the default file explorer:

xdg-open .

  • Open an URL in the default browser:

xdg-open {{https://example.com}}

  • Open an image in the default image viewer:

xdg-open {{path/to/image}}

  • Open a PDF in the default PDF viewer:

xdg-open {{path/to/pdf}}

  • Display help:

xdg-open --help