exo-open - Open URLs and launch preferred applications
exo-open --launch [category] [[parameter]...]
exo-open is a command line frontend to the Xfce Preferred Applications
framework. It can either be used to open a list of urls with the
default URL handler or launch the preferred application for a certain
exo-open 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 parameters 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 or TerminalEmulator.
If you do not specify the --launch option, exo-open will open all
specified URLs with their preferred URL handlers. Else, if you specify
the --launch option, you can select which preferred application you
want to run, and pass additional parameters to the application (i.e.
for TerminalEmulator you can pass the command line that should be run
in the terminal).
exo-open 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
MailReaders. In addition the MailReaders 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.
the composer to start an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with Foo
in the subject and the file /foo/bar.txt attached to the message.
exo-open was written by Benedikt Meurer email@example.com.
This manual page was provided by Benedikt Meurer firstname.lastname@example.org.