exo-open - Open URLs and launch preferred applications
--launch [category] [[parameter]...]
is a command line frontend to the Xfce Preferred
framework. It can either be used to open a list of
s with the default URL handler or launch the preferred application
for a certain category.
either takes a list of URLs and tries to open each of them using
the default handler, or, when using the --launch
tries to launch the
preferred application for a certain category, optionally passing any number of
s to the application.
Print brief help and exit.
Print version information and exit.
When using the --launch option and this
option is specified as well, the application will be run in the given
directory. This is primarily useful when running the preferred
TerminalEmulator from another application and you want the command in
the terminal window to be run in a specific directory.
--launch category parameters...
Launch the preferred application for the given
category with the optional parameters..., where category
is either WebBrowser, MailReader, TerminalEmulator or
If you do not specify the --launch
will open all
specified URLs with their preferred URL handlers. Else, if you specify the
option, you can select which preferred application you want to
run, and pass additional parameters
to the application (i.e. for
you can pass the command line that should be run in
allows users and developers to open the preferred email composer
from the command line by simply invoking exo-open mailto:USER@HOST.TLD
This will open the composer window with USER@HOST.TLD
as the recipient.
This syntax is supported by all MailReader
s. In addition the
s that ship as part of libexo also support extended
mailto:-URIs (but be aware that user-defined mailers do not necessarily
support this), which allows you to also specify default values for the subject
and the body of the mail, add additional recipients (both Cc: and To:) and
attach files to emails. For example
tells the composer to start an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with Foo
in the subject and the file /foo/bar.txt attached to the message.
was written by Benedikt Meurer <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was provided by Benedikt Meurer <email@example.com>.