kde-open, raise window and switch to desktop

Daniel Barna daniel.barna at cern.ch
Sat Apr 2 10:39:25 BST 2011

thanks, xdg-mime is indeed a good tip. 

On Friday, April 01, 2011 05:56:10 pm Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Friday, 2011-04-01, Duncan wrote:
> > NOW we're getting somewhere!  Take a look at the xdg-utils package, which
> > seems to be authored in part by kde's own Kevin Krammer, as it happens,
> > active on the kde lists.  So maybe he'll step in with some suggestions.
> xdg-open is basically just a wrapper around tools like kde-open, xfce-open,
> etc. so program not using GIO/KIO stacks can still invoke the user's
> preferred application for a given file or URL.
> So in most cases invocations will end up in either GIO or KIO libraries,
> which then in turn figure out MIME type or URI scheme, associated
> application and finally launching.
> I think xdg-mime can be used to query the preferred application, together
> with kstart this could be used to achieve what Daniel is looking for.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
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