run-mailcap in python?

Thomas Guettler zopestoller at
Tue Sep 10 05:08:58 EDT 2002

Thomas Guettler schrieb:
> Hi!
> On Unix there is a script called run-mailcap, which
> opens the corresponding programm with the given file:
> run-mailcap foo.html
> --> Default browser starts


> run("foo.html")
>  --> Browser starts

I just discoverd os.startfile(), but it is unfortunately
only available on win32.

A Unix version would be nice.


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