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How to i get vlc to open a file ?
i have this in my vifmrc.

filextype *.avi,*.mp4,*.wmv,*.dat,*.3gp,*.ogv,*.mkv,*.mpg,*.mpeg,*.vob vlc %c

but i get this error.

xdg-open: unexpected argument 'movietosee.mkv'
Try 'xdg-open --help' for more information.
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You probably have filetype * xdg-open or similar above the line you've shown. The order matters, so put new line higher in vifmrc.

You can check what will be run by using :file on an existing file with one of those extensions or with :filetype movie.mkv (the file doesn't have to exist).