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Manual Reference Pages  -  CLIPBROWSE (1)

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NAME

clipbrowse - Load a URL from the clipboard into your browser.

CONTENTS

USAGE

# ...copy something # (You might want to do a ‘clipjoinif the URL text is messy) $ clipbrowse

Remember that many browsers will usefully load things that don’t look like URL’s. For example Firefox does a Google I’m feeling lucky with non-URLs. This means you can have any text in your clipboard and ‘clipbrowse‘.

MOTIVATION

It saves a couple of seconds every time you run it. Chrome and Firefox, for examples, automatically create a new tab and loads the page when you invoke it from the command line. Already we’ve saved a Ctrl+T and a Shift+Insert. When you consider the parallelizing (that your browser will be actively loading the page while you’re Alt+Tabbing to it), you’ve squeaked out a little more.

Maybe I’m just a freak, but I like shaving out wasted time like that.

CONFIGURATION

The environment variable $BROWSER will override the default launching command. If you have a %s in the line, it will be replaced with the url. if not, the url will be appended at the end.

The default is ‘chromium-browser %s‘ (Debian’s Google Chrome) If you still use Firefox, consider: ‘firefox -remote openURL(%s,new-tab)’‘.

AUTHOR

Ryan King <rking@panoptic.com> =head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2010. Ryan King. All rights reserved.

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

See <http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>

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