A KDE equivalent to gnome-open

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jan 29 00:43:35 UTC 2009

Constantinos Maltezos wrote:

> On Tuesday 27 January 2009 10:21:19 pm Michael wrote:
>> "If you want to open up a file or folder using the default application
>> from your terminal in ubuntu
>> (or any linux distrib using gnome), just use gnome-open. Like this:
>> |gnome-open ~/docs/something.pdf|

>> Does KDE have anything similar to this?
> First, I had never even considered there might be something like this.  I
> first considered kstart, which is a cool little program, but it doesn't do
> what you say.  So I looked at the KDE4 runtime package executables and
> found... (prepare to be shocked)... kde-open.  KDE3 has the same thing.  I
> tried it on a pdf file and it opened in Okular.
> That is such a neat little thing and I had never heard of it.  Thank you
> for pointing it out to me.

I wonder _why_ we have kde-open, since kfmclient has always done this...

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