craig duncan wrote:
> Eko Budi Setiyo wrote:
> 
>> Can any body tell me how to convert "Windows command" IO.popen("start  
>> example.pdf") in to Linux or Unix so that the Linux box will open the 
>> "example.pdf" file application.
>>
>> regards
>> Eko
> 
> 
> IO.popen("xpdf example.pdf")
> 
> Doesn't "start" on Windows function as sort of a dispatcher?  It knows 
> what application goes with the file type?  Linux/Unix doesn't have any 
> such thing
> built in AFAIK.  You need to run the program that displays the pdf file 
> yourself.

KDE has "kfmclient exec URL". Gnome probably has something similar.