[CentOS] Program that opens documents with their associated program

Steve Searle steve at stevesearle.com
Wed Jun 20 22:17:38 UTC 2007

Around 11:00pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (UK time), bgschaid_lists at ice-sf.at scrawled:

> This may be a TOTALLY trivial question (and maybe inappropriate for
> this list), but I don't know where else to ask it:
> On my Mac I've got this wonderful command line utility that opens
> documents with the program that is associated to them in the Finder
> (the graphical file manager) like they were clicked in the
> file-manager. For instance: if I type
> open testdocument.doc
> it opens the file with Word or OpenOffice (whatever is associated with
> the document type .doc). This is quite convenient (don't have to leave
> the shell to open a document)
> My question: Is there a similar command on CentOS (or more specifially
> GNOME, because obviously it has to take the associations from some
> kind of GUI-filemanager)? I was looking around, but this is the kind
> of question where googling doesn't turn up anything useful unless you
> know the name of the command.

Yes - gnome-open



A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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