$ xdg-mime query filetype my-time-sheet.ods 

$ xdg-mime query default application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
calc.desktop calc.desktop

$ xdg-open my-time-sheet.ods 

One would expect that the last command would open calc.desktop, but instead the file path is opened in Firefox. Why is this?

1 Answer 1


calc.desktop calc.desktop

If it is set correctly, "calc.desktop" is displayed only once.
This is repaired by re-setting.

xdg-mime default calc.desktop application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet
# (or edit ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list)

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