Common call for launching file browser

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Mar 12 14:58:16 UTC 2009

Charlie Kravetz wrote:

> I do not know that there can be a single linux equivalent. Windows is a
> single operating system that uses "explorer.exe" as a file manager.
> Linux is a very wide range of operating systems all based on the kernel
> written by Linus.

tsk, tsk :-)

Charlie, you _know_ this is Linux - we can do anything!

As long as you can identify the desktop, it can't be that difficult (as
xdg-open shows) to invoked the appropriate application for the desktop - or
it could be done through the "alternatives" system.

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