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       exo-open - Open URLs and launch preferred applications


       exo-open [[url]...]

       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.

       -?, --help
           Print brief help and exit.

       -v, --version
           Print version information and exit.

       --working-directory directory
           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.
       For example tells
       the composer to start an email to and with Foo
       in the subject and the file /foo/bar.txt attached to the message.


       exo-open was written by Benedikt Meurer

       This manual page was provided by Benedikt Meurer