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I know that, in python, to start a file with it's associated application that is located on my hard drive I can simply use os.startfile.

However, I want to be able to start a file with it's associated application that is located on an ftp site.

Does anyone know how to do this?

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Sorry, that wasn't very clear.

The file on the ftp site would be a pdf or word document or something else.

If it is a .txt file I want the file to open in a text editor. If it is a pdf file I want it to open in adobe. If it is a .doc I want it to open in microsoft word etc etc. Just like os.startfile does for a pdf or word file that is on my hard drive.

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That works! Which is much more than I had before. However, it opens a blank firefox window along with the application.

I don't suppose you know how to prevent that? It's not a big deal, I am just wondering because if I browse in windows explorer to the file on the ftp site and double click it, no firefox window opens.

Thank you anyways...it was much simpler than I thought...

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