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Manual Reference Pages  -  URLVIEW (1)

NAME

urlview - URL extractor/launcher

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Configuration
Files
Environment
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

urlview filename [ filename ... ]

DESCRIPTION

urlview is a screen oriented program for extracting URLs from text files and displaying a menu from which you may launch a command to view a specific item.

CONFIGURATION

urlview attempts to read ~/.urlview upon startup. If this file doesn’t exist, it will try to read a system wide file in /usr/local/etc/urlview/system.urlview. There are two configuration commands (order does not matter):
REGEXP regexp
  urlview uses a regular expression to extract URLs from the specified text files. \r, \t, \n and \f are all converted to their normal printf(3) meanings. The default REGEXP is:

(((http|https|ftp|gopher)|mailto):(//)?[^ <>"\t]*|(www|ftp)[0-9]?\.[-a-z0-9.]+)[^ .,;\t\n\r<">\):]?[^, <>"\t]*[^ .,;\t\n\r<">\):]

COMMAND command
  If the specified command contains a %s, it will be subsituted with the URL that was requested, otherwise the URL is appended to the COMMAND string. The default COMMAND is:

/usr/local/etc/urlview/firefox

Note: You should never put single quotes around the %s. urlview does this for you, and also makes sure that single quotes eventually showing up inside the URL are handled properly. (Note that this shouldn’t happen with the default regular expression, which explicitly excludes single quotes.)
WRAP choice
  Enable or disable URL wrapping. Valid values for choice are: yes, no (case insensitive). If this option is not supplied, the default behaviour is to disable wrapping.
QUITONLAUNCH
  Will cause urlview to quit after you launch a URL.

FILES

/usr/local/etc/urlview/system.urlview system-wide urlview configuration file
~/.urlview urlview configuration file

ENVIRONMENT

If the environment variable BROWSER is set to a browser command, or a colon-delimited list of commands to try, then the specified browser is used. %s is replaced with the quoted url to view. If %s is not part of a command, the url is appended to the command.

The BROWSER environment variable is honored only if the rc-file doesn’t contain the COMMAND option. The rc-file provided by the Debian package contains a COMMAND option.

SEE ALSO

printf(3), regcomp(3), regex(7), environ(7)

AUTHOR

Michael Elkins <me@sigpipe.org>

Modified for Debian by Luis Francisco Gonzalez <luisgh@debian.org> and Emanuele Rocca <ema@debian.org>.

Modified for SuSE by Dr. Werner Fink <werner@suse.de> and Stepan Kasal <kasal@suse.cz>.

Changes put together by Thomas Roessler <roessler@does-not-exist.org>.

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