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

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 02:52:07 +0700

On Wed, 8 Jul 2020 at 02:24, Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:

> I mean, you said our current database is "not modern", so that
> probably means xdg-open invokes other programs, and I think it would
> be good to know the differences, so we have something tangible to talk
> about.

What xdg-open invokes depends on the installed applications and, if
multiple applications are registered for handling a MIME type, on user

On Windows, the closest analogy is file type associations via the registry.

Both are better than a hard-coded list of applications that might or
might not be installed on the user’s machine, and, if installed, might
or might not be their preference.

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