Bug#859140: /usr/bin/xdg-open[938]: : can't execute: Is a directory

Nicholas Guriev guriev-ns at ya.ru
Mon Sep 14 23:02:43 BST 2020

On Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:37:42 +0200 Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de> wrote:
> tglase at tglase-nb:~ $ xdg-open http://www.mirbsd.org/
> /usr/bin/xdg-open[938]: : can't execute: Is a directory
> It still _works_ as is, but this error message is weird.

It seems you have a broken .desktop file which causes this error message. I do
not think the issue should be fixed in the xdg-open utility if present here.

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