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I'm writing a script to use as a button on a personal toolbar.

Well, I'd like to know if there is a generic command to call the file manager which would work in any distro (or maybe in any ubuntu derived distro).

For example:

  1. on Ubuntu I'd call nautilus
  2. on Lubuntu I'd call pcmanfm
  3. on Xubuntu I'd call (thunar?)

But I'd like to simply use a general command, for example, filemanager.

Is it possible?

  • This is a user preference, it has nothing to do with the distribution. – Gilles Jul 29 '14 at 22:45
  • @Gilles, so the solution given below could work with any distro? – Sigur Jul 29 '14 at 23:05
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Passing xdg-open a directory name should open the file manager:

xdg-open ~/
  • This is likely the best solution, but the distributed nature of *nix means that this solution still isn't a sure thing. It will only work if the user has a file manager of which xdg-open is aware. – HalosGhost Jul 30 '14 at 0:13

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