Re: Open files in GUI from Command line

Thanks everybody. This IS exactly what I wanted. And I did notice that nifty little feature Craig mentions, even without having to use "&" after the command. Very sweet!

- Van

Craig wrote:
Van <vanyel <at>> writes:

Here's a convenient function on OS X that I'm wondering if I can do with Gnome.

On the Mac if on the command line I type 'open .', the current directory I'm in opens up in a GUI window. Similarly 'open picture.jpg' or more generally, 'open <filename> ' will open the referenced picture or document in the GUI app of choice associated with it.

Is it possible to do the same thing from a terminal window with Gnome?

- Van

I think gnome-open does what you're after, it even gives you the prompt back
while the opened GUI app is running :)


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