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Re: Is there a system command in Linux

by eserte (Deacon)
on Dec 29, 2007 at 10:01 UTC ( #659462=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is there a system command in Linux

Every Linux distribution seems to have its own idea about the concept of a default browser. There's htmlview, which I found in old RedHat distributions (Is this still available? I don't have any RedHat systems to test anymore), Debian with their /etc/alternatives concept and so on.

Some wisdom about starting a web browser in a portable way is collected in this module.

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Re^2: Is there a system command in Linux
by Lu. (Hermit) on Dec 29, 2007 at 13:44 UTC
    htmlview is still available on Fedora 7, but it's only a generic wrapper to find the installed web browser.

    The alternatives system is available in RH systems, too.

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