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

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 09:52:50 +0200
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On Tue, Jul 07, 2020 at 10:48:43PM -0400, Michael Welsh Duggan wrote:


> I looked into this a little [...]

> Seeing that xdg-open is a shell script, I poked around a little, and
> there's an extensive tree of programs to use to try and figure out what
> to do [...]

Yes, those freedesktop things have sometimes a tendency towards the
Rube Goldbergesque. Alas.

> Most of the major desktops seem to have a way to maintain the file to
> program mapping, but they all seem to do it differently.

It was a good idea. It ended up a bit of an xkcd927 [1]. Was worth a try,

[1] https://xkcd.com/927/
-- t

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