handlr 0.2.0

Manage mimeapps.list and default applications with ease
handlr-0.2.0 is not a library.

Manage your default applications with ease using handlr!


  • Set default handler by extension or mime-type
  • Open path/url with default handler (like xdg-open)
  • List default associations
  • Automatically removes invalid/wrong .desktop entries
  • Simply a great command-line experience

Compared to xdg-open and xdg-mime:

  • Can operate on extensions, no need to look up or remember mime types
    • useful for common tasks like setting a handler for png/docx/etc files
  • Superb autocomplete (currently just fish), including mimes, extensions, and .desktop files
  • Optional json output for commands like get



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