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Manual Reference Pages  -  BROWSER::OPEN (3)

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NAME

Browser::Open - open a browser in a given URL

CONTENTS

VERSION

version 0.03

SYNOPSIS



    use Browser::Open qw( open_browser );
   
    ### Try commands specific to the current Operating System
    my $ok = open_browser($url);
    # ! defined($ok): no recognized command found
    # $ok == 0: command found and executed
    # $ok != 0: command found, error while executing
   
    ### Try all known commands
    my $ok = open_browser($url, 1);



DESCRIPTION

The functions optionaly exported by this module allows you to open URLs in the user browser.

A set of known commands per OS-name is tested for presence, and the first one found is executed. With an optional parameter, all known commands are checked.

The open_browser uses the system() function to execute the command. If you want more control, you can get the command with the open_browser_cmd or open_browser_cmd_all functions and then use whatever method you want to execute it.

API

All functions are <B>notB> exported by default. You must ask for them explicitly.

    open_browser



    my $ok = open_browser($url, $all);



Find an appropriate command and executes it with your $url. If $all is false, the default, only commands that match the current OS will be tested. If true, all known commands will be tested.

If no command was found, returns undef.

If a command is found, returns the exit code of the execution attempt, 0 for success. See the system() for more information about this exit code.

If no $url is given, an exception will be thrown: Missing required parameter $url.

    open_browser_cmd



    my $cmd = open_browser_cmd();



Returns the best command found to open a URL on your system.

If no command was found, returns undef.

    open_browser_cmd_all



    my $cmd = open_browser_cmd_all();



Returns the first command found to open a URL.

If no command was found, returns undef.

AUTHOR

Pedro Melo, <melo at cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2009 Pedro Melo.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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