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):
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.]+)[^’ .,;<>":]
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:
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-
system-wide urlview configuration file
urlview configuration file
printf(3), regcomp(3), regex(7)
Michael Elkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Modified for Debian by Luis Francisco Gonzalez <email@example.com>.
Modified for SuSE by Dr. Werner Fink <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Stepan Kasal
Changes put together by Thomas Roessler <email@example.com>.
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