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Change default application for xdg-open

Written by Solène, on 25 June 2018.
Tags: #unix

I write it as a note for me and if it can helps some other people, it’s fine.

To change the program used by xdg-open for opening some kind of file, it’s not that hard.

First, check the type of the file:

$ xdg-mime query filetype file.pdf
application/pdf

Then, choose the right tool for handling this type:

$ xdg-mime default mupdf.desktop application/pdf

Honestly, having firefox opening PDF files with GIMP IS NOT FUN.