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potuz
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] xdg-open does not honor default Reply with quote

I am very puzzled by this, how do I get to have qpdfview as the default application for application/pdf?
Code:

 $ xdg-mime query default application/pdf
/usr/share/applications/qpdfview.desktop
$ xdg-open paper.pdf
Opening "paper.pdf" with Okular  (application/pdf)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure the filetype / mimetype is the same: xdg-mime query filetype paper.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
Be sure the filetype / mimetype is the same: xdg-mime query filetype paper.pdf

Yes as indicated in my post
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so I didn't know this, but setting the default without the absolute path solved the issue:
Code:

$ xdg-mime query default application/pdf
qpdfview.desktop
$ locate qpdfview.desktop
/usr/share/applications/qpdfview.desktop
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you set the path to any non-existing string, does that also cause the use of Okular? If so, I suspect the problem is that the tool assumed specific directories to search and pasted the full path given into those directories, causing it to fail to find e.g. /usr/share/applications//usr/share/applications/qpdfview.desktop, and then give up and use Okular as a default. If so, I would consider this a bug in the tool that you used to set the absolute path, as it should have warned you not to set a path which could not later be resolved.
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