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Try to use `xdg-open` as a browser on Linux #2154

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mmalecki commented Feb 13, 2012

xdg-open is a command similar to open - it tries to find a preferred
command to open a resource with. However, it isn't present on some
machines (depending on window manager/desktop environment), thus we have
to check for it's existance with which.

Try to use `xdg-open` as a browser on Linux
`xdg-open` is a command similar to `open` - it tries to find a preferred
command to open a resource with. However, it isn't present on some
machines (depending on window manager/desktop environment), thus we have
to check for it's existance with `which`.
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ralt commented Mar 16, 2013

Using an exception to get the right browser seems weird to me. Isn't there a better way?

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domenic commented Mar 17, 2013

This has likely been fixed by the move to "opener", which uses xdg-open. If not a new approach can be taken, perhaps by opening an issue in the opener repo.

@domenic domenic closed this Mar 17, 2013

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