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Re: Launch default application from file in command line.

$ gnome-open file.pdf
it the same that double clicking on file.pdf from gnome

I have an alias like thsi
alias go='gnome-open'

so i just have to type
$ go file.pdf 


On Mon, 2011-12-05 at 15:47 +0100, Paul Isambert wrote:
> Hello there,
> Is it possible to launch a default application with a file from the 
> command line, e.g. something like:
> ./myfile.pdf
> 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 
> suppose).
> Any idea?
> Best,
> Paul

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