/usr/bin/open now in use through the alternatives system.

Nicholas Guriev nicholas at guriev.su
Fri Jan 8 17:41:20 GMT 2021

Hello, everybody!

I have just added a /usr/bin/open alternative for xdg-open, too. It has
50 priority and will be released soon. Please review, is it okay?


> ...  Given the lack of answer to my
> previous email (quoted below), I have not implemented URL support in
> /usr/bin/run-mailcap.
> > Le Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 04:27:17AM +0900, Charles Plessy a écrit :
> > > 
> > > May I ask you for extra information on how important is it to support
> > > URLs, and if anything beyond file:/, http:// and https:// would need
> > > to be supported ?
> > ...
> > 

Just a note: xdg-open already supports URLs as its first argument. It
may interpret either local file names or URLs compatible with RFC 3986.

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