Re: Launch default application from file in command line.
In gmane.linux.debian.user, you wrote:
> Hello there,
> Is it possible to launch a default application with a file from the
> command line, e.g. something like:
> which would retrieve the default PDF viewer and launch it on "myfile"?
> For the moment, I have a bash script called with "launch <argument>",
> which analyzes the extension of <argument> and calls the program; e.g.
> "launch myfile.pdf" spots "pdf" and calls "evince myfile.pdf". The
> problem is that it won't follow automatically if I decide to change my
> default PDF viewer or in case I create a new file/program association
> (unless I make the script read some configuration file somewhere, I
> Any idea?
Yet another option is /usr/bin/see, part of the mime-support package.
You can also use mc, which has its own config file.
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