Proposal: use /usr/bin/open as an alternative for run-mailcap and others.

Jeremy Bicha jeremy at
Thu Oct 8 00:15:42 BST 2020

On Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 4:54 PM Charles Plessy <plessy at> wrote:
> /bin/open has been kindly freed a couple years ago (#732796) and I would
> like to propose to repurpose it as a standard command for opening files,
> like on Mac OS and NextStep before it.

You should be aware that Ubuntu implemented this idea 2 years ago.
(I'm sure Ubuntu developers would love for this to be implemented by
other distros or further upstream.)

Jeremy Bicha

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