Bug 99538

Summary: xdg-open does not handle multiple applications returned from xdg-mime
Product: Portland Reporter: Kjetil Torgrim Homme <kjetilho>
Component: xdg-utilsAssignee: Portland Bugs <portland-bugs>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium CC: johannes.schilling
Version: TP   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
i915 platform: i915 features:
Attachments: possible default applications are separated by semicolons

Description Kjetil Torgrim Homme 2017-01-25 17:53:26 UTC
Created attachment 129146 [details] [review]
possible default applications are separated by semicolons

on my Fedora 24 system, xdg-mime will return a semicolon separated list (from /usr/share//applications/mimeapps.list).  xdg-open will use the whole string verbatim as the name of the desktop file, and it fails.


  $ /bin/xdg-mime query default image/jpeg
  $ /bin/xdg-mime query default image/svg+xml

notice the trailing semicolon.

it seems to me xdg-open should split on ";" and look for each application in turn.  I have a patch to do so at


the patch is enclosed.  it also fixes a trivial but critical typo in xdg-open.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2017-01-25 18:04:45 UTC
Alternatively, I think we can consider that 'xdg-mime default' return at most a single (validated) value.  By validated, I mean that it must/should(?) be verified to exist.
Comment 2 GitLab Migration User 2019-02-16 13:38:30 UTC
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