Implementation of KToolInvocation::invokeFilemanager

David Faure faure at
Tue Dec 2 19:16:12 GMT 2008

On Sunday 30 November 2008, Elias Probst wrote:
> Hi,
> today we were discussing how to invoke the default filemanager from Plasma's 
> 'Devices recently plugged in...' applet and as there's now the option to 
> select the default filemanager in Systemsettings we thought this could be done 
> using 'KToolInvocation::invokeFilemanager', but it seems this is still 
> missing.

There is no need for such a method, just use KRun with the URL to the directory.

If you know it's a directory, KRun::runUrl(url, "inode/directory", this)
otherwise (if you don't know the mimetype in all cases), new KRun(url, this).

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