Re: Opening files from terminal

> You are right, in that it's a useful feature. However, we are in
> feature-freeze time currently and you are talking about an API addition,
> so this is not something to worry about for a while. (Plus, I personally
> have slightly less than zero time to work on anything outside of my TODO
> list for the next month or so. Some hard deadlines are approaching.)

True. I was going to do this earlier, but I didn't get around to it. I
guess now it's too late, although it would be great if somebody could
sneak this in. It's basically a copy&paste job of the existing function,
just switching from application to viewer.

> I should point out, though, that my interest in this area is from the
> point of view of an application, not an API in a library -- I saw
> somebody using OS X and was impressed that they could type "open foo" in
> a terminal and it would Just Work. So I wrote a small GNOME equivalent;
> I think I pretty much emulated what gnome_url_show() does now.

Yeah, that's a useful program.

- Frank

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