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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:15:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I presume the list of those candidate applications is short and known
> in advance, so I thought perhaps on Posix systems where xdg-open is
> not available we could try them one by one until we find one that's
> installed?

I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.  Using `xdg-open` if it's installed
is already a significant improvement over what we have, I think, and
it brings no downside to those who don't have it.
And I haven't heard anyone without `xdg-open` ask for improvements in
this area.


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