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Open a file or url in the user’s preferred application.


javascript var open = require("open"); open("http://www.google.com");

open taks an optional argument specifying the program to be used to open the file or URL.

javascript open("http://www.google.com", "firefox");


npm install open

How it works


The same care should be taken when calling open as if you were calling child_process.exec directly. If it is an executable it will run in a new shell.