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       open - tool to open or print documents


       open [ options ] FILE ...


       This manual page documents briefly the open command.

       open is a tool that lets you open documents with the right application.
       It also allows to directly print documents non-interactively.


       -a APP Specify an application to use for  opening  the  file(s).   (APP
              will be launched if it is not running.)

       -A APP Like -a, only APP won’t be launched unless a file is opened.

       -s     If  an  app is launched, it will be run as if on startup.  (Some
              apps do different things if "Autolaunched".)

       -o     Cause following files to be opened (this is the default).

       -p     Cause following files to be printed instead of opened.

       -h, --help
              Display this help and exits


       defaults(1), GNUstep(7).


       open was written by Jeff Teunissen <>.

       This manual page was written by Gürkan Sengün  <>,
       for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                               November 28, 2005                       OPEN(1)