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url_handler.pl

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
ENVIRONMENT
SECURITY
AUTHOR
SEE ALSO

NAME

url_handler.pl − Spawn appropriate viewer for a given URL

SYNOPSIS

url_handler.pl URL

DESCRIPTION

url_handler.pl takes an URL as argument and spawns the first executable viewer found in either $BROWSER_ SCHEME or $BROWSER.

ENVIRONMENT

$BROWSER_ SCHEME

The user’s preferred utility to browse URLs of type SCHEME . May actually consist of a sequence of colon-separated browser commands to be tried in order until one succeeds. If a command part contains %s, the URL is substituted there, otherwise the browser command is simply called with the URL as its last argument. is replaced by a single percent sign (%), and %c is replaced by a colon (:). Examples:
$BROWSER_FTP="wget:ncftp"
$BROWSER_GOPHER="lynx:links"
$BROWSER_MAILTO="mutt:pine −url"
$BROWSER_NEWS="lynx"
$BROWSER_NNTP="lynx"
$BROWSER

The user’s preferred utility to browse URLs for which there is no special viewer defined via $BROWSER_ SCHEME . Again it may actually consist of a sequence of colon-separated browser commands to be tried in order until one succeeds. If a command part contains %s, the URL is substituted there, otherwise the browser command is simply called with the URL as its last argument. is replaced by a single percent sign (%), and %c is replaced by a colon (:). Examples:
$BROWSER="firefox −a firefox −remote
openURL\(%s\):opera:konqueror:links2 −g:lynx:w3m"

SECURITY

url_handler.pl was designed to work together with tin(1) which only issues shell escaped absolute URLs thus url_handler.pl does not try hard to shell escape its input nor does it convert relative URLs into absolute ones! If you use url_handler.pl from other applications be sure to at least shell escaped its input!

AUTHOR

Urs Janssen <urs@tin.org>

SEE ALSO

http://www.catb.org/~esr/BROWSER/ http://www.dwheeler.com/browse/secure_browser.html