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Old 05-06-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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Open Documents/File with Specific Application in Command Line


Hello there,

I am trying to open file/document using a specific application(e.g.):-

File - abs.odt
App - LibreOffice 4.2 Writer (Or any other app)

When I use - gnome-open abs.odt it uses the default Ebook viewer instead.

Thank you for any help.
 
Old 05-06-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Open Nautilus, select the .odt file, right click, choose "open with", select LibreOffice Writer?
Or
Code:
xdg-mime default libreoffice-writer.desktop application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text

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Old 05-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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oowriter abs.odt
?
 
Old 05-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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Mmmm ... not sure if I got my message across ....

Using the GUI(GNOME), when you Right-Click on the file abs.odt a pop-up menu appears. In the pop-up menu, there are several options and one of them is "Open-With -->" and when you move the mouse over it, another menu appears with applicatons for you to choose from to open the file with.

How to do the same using the Command Line?
 
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How to do the same using the Command Line?
So explain what behaviour would you exactly expect from the command line? It's not a graphical user environment. The command line itself therefore has no way to show pop-ups so there's no menu to choose from...
 
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:17 AM   #6
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You're never going to get a GUI menu to choose an application from, because the command line is the command line, not a GUI. In the command line, you open an application by typing the name of its executable (which is often the same, or very similar to the name of the application). If you want to open a file with that application, you typically just type the filename after the executable.

So if you want to open abs.odt with LibreOffice Writer (executable name "oowriter"), you would type "oowriter abs.odt"
If you want to open readme.txt with gedit (executable name "gedit"), you would type "gedit readme.txt"
And so on
 
Old 05-09-2014, 02:42 PM   #7
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You're never going to get a GUI menu to choose an application from
Not with that attitude!

Install perl-file-mimeinfo from here or from your repositories or applications center or whatever and run this command:

Code:
mimeopen -d abs.odt
You will be given a list of applications and asked to choose the one with which to open the file.
 
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:57 PM   #8
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Not knowing what the gui or window manager is....


I think it still could work like swriter with some option/switch and use file name.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 04:34 AM   #9
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Cool Thank you DJ Shaji. Just the thing that I am looking for. I think that this is what I need to use Linux at runlevel 3.
 
  


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