open is a command line utility on OSX an Linux that opens a file just like through Finder

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Is it safe to re-symlink the 'open' command from `openvt` to `gnome-open` on Ubuntu?

On my Ubuntu systems, bin/open is symlinked to openvt. I'm not sure what this program does, but I'd like to delete the symlink and symlink or alias open to gnome-open. Is this safe to do?
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Using urlview and open to visit URL in OS X with Firefox as default browser

I'm using urlview in CLI tools like tmux to easily extract links without having to use the mouse and copy/paste under OS X. To make use of urlviews capability to automatically open these URLs ins your ...
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Is there a way to disable resolving symlinks for OSX 'open' utility?

Suppose I have file called a.txt and another file b.txt which is a symlink pointing to a.txt. I also have my own developed application which is set as a default application for .txt files. Now when I ...