[Haskell-beginners] Start file with associated prog (windows only?)

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Tue Aug 18 16:57:04 EDT 2009

Isaac Dupree wrote:
> Bernhard Lehnert wrote:
>> Am Dienstag, den 18.08.2009, 16:07 +0100 schrieb Magnus Therning:
>>> Windows has a command "start" which you can use e.g. via 
>>> System.Process.proc.
>> Thank you, Magnus - this is exactly what I was looking for. (By the way,
>> someone should implement something like this for GNOME and KDE,
>> too ;-) )
> Well, there is `xdg-open` command, which is not as well-known as it 
> should be.  OS X calls the equivalent command "open".  I'm not sure what 
> xdg-open does with executable files (Does it really make sense, in a 
> unixy context, to just execute them?)

In Gnome there's also 'gnome-open'.

% xdg-open /usr/bin/gedit
Error showing url: No application is registered as handling this file

Same behaviour for gnome-open.


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