Re: [dev][project] soap - a simple xdg-open replacement

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 10:59:38 +0200

On Thu, 8 May 2014 10:37:39 +0200
"Dmitrij D. Czarkoff" <> wrote:

> But this is easy to work around with a shell script. Having something
> like "" below, you may make a simple .desktop file and (...)

This is a solution, but who likes dealing with this xdg-crap if he
doesn't even have desktop-icons.

> It is more consistent with a model, doesn't break package manager (you
> have xdg-utils in dependecies for software, don't you?) and is easier to
> fine-tune.

Soap doesn't break it either. If the package-manager overwrites the
soap-xdg-open, you just go to your soap-repo and reinstall it.
> Obviously, this is the way to work around the issue. Still, moving
> configuration of program X to configuration file of program Y feels like
> bad taste to me.

Your shell script is also just a way around the problem, which is in
fact the nature of the xdg-system itself.
I've been thinking about scrapping xdg-open completely and make soap
configurable in a way that it doesn't need to rely on xdg-open any more.

I personally am sick of this system!



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> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> #!/bin/sh
> MIME=`curl -I --max-redirs -1 -s "$_AT_" | sed -Ee '/Content-Type/!d' -e 's/.+: ([^;]+)(;.*)?/\1/'`
> if [ "$MIME" == "text/html" -o "x$MIME" == "x" ]
> then
> $BROWSER "$_AT_"
> else
> file=`mktemp -p "${TMP:-/tmp}" xdgXXXXXX`
> curl -s "$_AT_" > $file
> xdg-open $file
> rm $file
> fi

Wow! And you complain about the "danger" of my `-escaped

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