On macOS in the default Terminal running
bash, I can type:
open -a Firefox http://www.wikipedia.org
to open a URL with Firefox, or another browser. It also works to launch a program, e.g.
open -a maps, and to open a file in the default program, e.g.
How can I do the same on Ubuntu in the default GNOME Terminal also running
bash? I know that I can open a file or URL with
xdg-open /path/to/file, and I can open the default browser with
sensible-browser. Does Ubuntu have a general command to open files, applications, or files in specific applications?
I am running
bash on both machines,
3.2.57(1)-release on macOS and
4.4.19(1)-release on Ubuntu.