xdg-open should support selecting/highlighting a file/folder
Submitted by Calum
Assigned to Portland Bugs
Users have asked for highlighting a selected torrent file/folder in Downloads when using Deluge and I found that xdg-open does not support such an option. Searching around I also found Chromium and other applications are affected so it is needing solved somehow.
On OSX there is a -R option for open which reveals the file/folder in Finder instead of opening and on Windows a '/select,' option exists for explorer.exe
Nautilus now supports such an option if you pass just a filename, although not folders, but it is a starting point and apparently Dolphin has a '--select' option.