When I click on a link to a certain recent screenshot, this is shown rather than the image itself.

  wildcard 楷{氵尸}.png
  -rw-r--r--@ 1 satibodhi  staff  2373 Jul  3 09:24 楷{氵尸}.png

All my other image links show properly with org-display-inline-images.

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Your file name contains an opening curly bracket. org-open-at-point uses the characters * and { to detect shell-style patterns in the file name and runs dired instead of org-open-file.

What you see is that dired buffer.

  • What is the dired function used for and how do you switch that off?
    – Sati
    Jul 3, 2019 at 15:53

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