More prefered applications

jp jp.guillemin at
Mon Jun 19 22:15:12 CEST 2006

Oblio wrote:
>> Right, but I don't want to specify any URL or file,  just use the
>> "--launch" option, it's intended for menus.
>> exo-open tells me :
>> Usage: exo-open [URLs...]
>>        exo-open --launch TYPE [PARAMETERs...]
>>   -h, --help                          Print this help message and exit
>>   -v, --version                       Print version information and exit
>>   --launch TYPE [PARAMETERs...]       Launch the preferred application of
>>                                       TYPE with the optional PARAMETERs,
>> where
>>                                       TYPE is one of the following values.
>> The following TYPEs are supported for the --launch command:
>>   WebBrowser       - The preferred Web Browser.
>>   MailReader       - The preferred Mail Reader.
>>   TerminalEmulator - The preferred Terminal Emulator.
>> If you don't specify the --launch option, exo-open will open all specified
>> URLs with their preferred URL handlers. Else, if you specify the --launch
>> option, you can select which preferred application you want to run, and
>> pass additional parameters to the application (i.e. for TerminalEmulator
>> you can pass the command line that should be run in the terminal).
> Maybe make some empty files somewhere and open them? Should do the trick.
LOL ;) don't take it wrong, but the goal here is to do it cleanly...

What will a user think if opening his preferred media player brings him 
to an empty mp3 file, when he just wanted to listen to one of his 
bookmarked streams ?

I didn't ask for a workaround, I asked on this "dev" list to get an 
answer about the roadmap from the developer (Benedikt ?)

However, thank you for trying to help me :)


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