xdg-open . opens file manager, but opens Audacious with root permissions. It then proceeds to play all system sounds! I'm just trying to open the file manager with sudo. Is there a better way to do it?

(On Lubuntu so I don't have nautilus or gnome)


xdg-open is not always configured to open the correct application by default. You can start Lubuntu's file manager directly by running pcmanfm.

  • And since Lubuntu 18.10 (with the switch to LXQt), it's pcmanfm-qt. – tanius Apr 8 at 14:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.