What would the equivalent of 'gnome-open foo.pdf' be in unity? Thanks!

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  • This very same question was asked earlier today even ;) – Panther Feb 21 '13 at 0:03
  • Ah, I guess google hasn't picked it up yet. Thanks! – Shane Reustle Feb 21 '13 at 0:45

you can open any file with its default application with the command xdg-open


The program to open PDF file in gnome is evince. Just run this :

evince foo.pdf

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