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Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 21:37:06 +0300

> From: "Philip K." <philip@warpmail.net>
> Cc: emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:10:24 +0200
> > Can you show a concrete proposal, like which file type would you
> > suggest to handle by what command?
> I think it doesn't make sense to duplicate the functionalities that
> already exist in modern desktop environments, so I'd propose remapping
> most media files to "xdg-open", if available, which should be the case
> on GNU/Linux, *BSD and similar operating system. AFAIK macOS has "open",
> but I don't know if windows has an equivalent for that kind of a
> system.

So you suggest to use xdg-open if it's available, and otherwise do
what? leave the current associations intact? or something else?

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