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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 specified 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 COM-
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 prop-
erly. (Note that this shouldn't happen with the default regular expression, which explic-
itly excludes single quotes.)
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 <email@example.com>.
Changes put together by Thomas Roessler <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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