urlview(1)                                                          urlview(1)


       urlview - URL extractor/launcher


       urlview filename [ filename ... ]


       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.


       urlview attempts to read ~/.urlview upon startup.  If this file doesn’t
       exist, it will try to read a system  wide  file  in  /etc/urlview.conf.
       There are two configuration commands (order does not matter):

       REGEXP regexp
              urlview uses a regular expression to extract URLs from the spec-
              ified text files.  \r, \t, \n and \f are all converted to  their
              normal printf(3) meanings.  The default REGEXP is:

       (((https?|ftp|gopher)://|(mailto|file|news):)[^’ <>"]+|(www|web|w3).[-a-z0-9.]+)[^’ .,;<>":]

       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:

              url_handler.sh %s

       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 hap-
       pen with the default regular expression, which explicitly excludes sin-
       gle quotes.)


              system-wide urlview configuration file

              urlview configuration file


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


       Michael Elkins <me@cs.hmc.edu>.

       Modified for Debian by Luis Francisco Gonzalez <luisgh@debian.org>.

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

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


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