urlview(1) General Commands Manual 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):
urlview uses a regular expression to extract URLs from the specified text files.
and f are all converted to their nor-
mal 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 show-
ing up inside the URL are handled properly. (Note that this shouldn't happen with the default regular expression, which explicitly
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>.