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Re: open URL programmatically?

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  • Subject: [mg85520] Re: open URL programmatically?
  • From: Mark Fisher <particlefilter at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:16:21 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fopa2k$ahc$1@smc.vnet.net> <fopdus$e2v$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Feb 11, 7:10 am, Szabolcs <szhor... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 12:03 pm, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
>
> > I know how to create a hyperlink and click on it to go to an URL in my
> > browser. But I don't know how to write a program that does that
> > without making the user click. In other words, I'd like a function
> > such as
>
> > openURL[url]
>
> > that goes to the URL in the browser. Any ideas?
>
> On Windows one can use Run[] and start:
> Run["starthttp://www.google.com";]

Thanks. This does what I wanted. (I didn't know about "start".) But is
there a way to do this in a OS-free way?

--Mark


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