Dispatching default application for file, cross platform.

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Aug 22 12:52:38 CEST 2007


Peter Otten wrote:
> Tim Golden wrote:
> 
>> Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
>>> How do I do the equivalent of clicking (in SuSe) or double clicking (in
>>> Windows) on a file?
>>>
>>> In effect I want to tell the OS - take this file and feed it to the
>>> application that is registered for it.
> 
>> os.startfile
> 
> Unfortunately this is Windows-only. 

Good point. I think that Paul Boddie's desktop
module is designed to handle cross-platform issues
for this kind of thing: (Never used it myself)

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/desktop/0.2.3

TJG



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