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Apr 202010

Are there any Linux equivalent of the Mac OS X "open" command?


The Mac OSX's open command is a very handy tool for opening file, without the need to sepcify the program name.

In Linux, you have two choices:

1. xdg-open

# xdg-open test.html

2. see

# see test.html

Both command will open the file by your default web browser.