- Could make sense indeed, however many parts (starting from the introduction) should be reworded as they still refer to xdg-open in particular. -- Kynikos (talk) 14:27, 7 June 2013 (UTC)
I think xdg-open info should be kept here. Move xdg-utils related info from Default Applications here instead merge this page to Default Applications. Default Applications is more general. Many desktop environment do not need to use xdg-open to set default applications. -- Fengchao (talk) 05:27, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
- While desktop environments may have file handlers of their own (gvfs-open, exo-open, etc.), and xdg-open is an intermediate for those, it boils down to the same principle: Desktop entries and MIME types.
- The whole Default applications scheme is a highly complex one. Right now Default applications and xdg-open mix topics and IMO, do not clear confusion, but create it. -- Alad (talk) 01:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
- I think this Article can be removed. I have moved everything to [Default applications]]. (Andy Crowd - 蔡依林 11:30, 20 May 2016 (UTC)).
"If you run xdg-open without a desktop environment, you should also install perl-file-mimeinfo". I tried
bash -x xdg-open ... without a desktop environment (just xmonad) and noticed it uses
xdg-mime regardless of whether perl-file-mimeinfo is installed. Is still necessary? -- Limyreth (talk) 15:49, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
- I don't think it has ever been necessary, it is just an optional dependency of Lahwaacz (talk) 16:42, 8 October 2015 (UTC) . --