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Re: Re: open URL programmatically?

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  • Subject: [mg85514] Re: [mg85483] Re: open URL programmatically?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:13:15 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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By evaluating ?URL* I discovered that there's a System` context object 
URL.  Anybody know what it does?

Szabolcs wrote:
> On Feb 11, 12:03 pm, Mark Fisher <particlefil... at> 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["start";]

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