How To Install xdg-open on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install xdg-open on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update xdg-open as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install xdg-utils
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install xdg-utils

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is xdg-open and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install xdg-open on Fedora 34. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install xdg-open on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install xdg-open using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install xdg-utils

Install xdg-open on Fedora 34 using yum

Because xdg-open is available in Fedora 34’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install xdg-open package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install xdg-utils

How to upgrade (update) a single package xdg-open using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like xdg-open in this example you should use the following command:

yum update xdg-utils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade xdg-utils

How to Upgrade xdg-open on Fedora 34 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update xdg-utils

How To remove xdg-open from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the xdg-open package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove xdg-utils

Extra info and code examples

xdg-utils contains utilities for integrating applications with the desktop environment, regardless of which desktop environment is used. They are part of's Portland project. The following utilities are included: * xdg-desktop-menu - Install desktop menu items * xdg-desktop-icon - Install icons on the user's desktop * xdg-email - Compose a new email in the user's preferred email client, potentially with subject and other info filled in * xdg-icon-resource - Install icon resources * xdg-mime - Query and install MIME types and associations * xdg-open - Open a URI in the user's preferred application that handles the respective URI or file type * xdg-screensaver - Enable, disable, or suspend the screensaver * xdg-settings - Get or set the default web browser and URI handlers If you are running GNOME, make sure that the gvfs-bin package is installed.


You now have a full guide on how to install xdg-open using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the xdg-open from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install xdg-open on Debian 11

How To Install xdg-open on Kali Linux

How To Install xdg-open on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install xdg-open on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install xdg-open on Fedora 34

How To Install xdg-open on CentOS 8