Re: Equivalent of MS DOS "start" command.

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On 03/03/2011 08:36 AM, Vernon Cole wrote:
In gnome, I can click on a file and the correct application to open it
will be started.
ï In Windows, I can get the same functionality from the command line by
typing "start (somefilename)"
ï I can't seen to find an equivalent feature in Linux, so am beginning
to suspect that it is gnome matching up the file with its application.
ï If I were to start writing such a utility, where would I find sample
code how the GUI does it? Or is there already a POSIX command and I've
never run across it?
ï (What I'm actually trying to do is implement Python "os.startfile" on


xdg-open yourfile

- Mike
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