Opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application - xdg-open

Opens a file or URL in the user’s preferred application. More information: xdg-open.

  • Open the current directory in the default file explorer:

xdg-open .

  • Open a URL in the default browser:

xdg-open {{}}

  • Open an image in the default image viewer:

xdg-open {{path/to/image}}

  • Open a PDF in the default PDF viewer:

xdg-open {{path/to/pdf}}

  • Display help:

xdg-open --help