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Make launch Mozilla from Linux!

by SciDude (Friar)
on Aug 19, 2004 at 07:21 UTC ( #384196=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Launching Mozilla from this chatterbox client is easy. Unless you are using Win32 you will want to comment out that portion of the code and add something like the following:

my $pid; if (!defined($pid = fork)) { warn "cannot fork: $!"; return; } elsif ($pid) { warn "begat $pid"; return; # Iím the parent } exec 'mozilla', "$url";

This patch will launch the buttonpress event in Mozilla. Each press will launch a new browser with a separate process ID. Works for me!

Update I wanted each buttonpress to open the link in a new tab. This is done with a simple modification to the exec:

exec "mozilla -remote \"openurl($url,new-tab)\"";

The first dog barks... all other dogs bark at the first dog.

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