std/browsers

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This module implements a simple proc for opening URLs with the user's default browser.

Unstable API.

Consts

osOpenCmd = "open"
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Procs

proc openDefaultBrowser() {....raises: [], tags: [], forbids: [].}

Opens the user's default browser without any url (blank page). This does not block. Implements IETF RFC-6694 Section 3, "about:blank" must be reserved for a blank page.

Under Windows, ShellExecute is used. Under Mac OS X the open command is used. Under Unix, it is checked if xdg-open exists and used if it does. Otherwise the environment variable BROWSER is used to determine the default browser to use.

This proc doesn't raise an exception on error, beware.

block: openDefaultBrowser()

See also:

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proc openDefaultBrowser(url: string) {....raises: [ValueError, OSError], tags: [],
                                       forbids: [].}

Opens url with the user's default browser. This does not block. The URL must not be empty string, to open on a blank page see openDefaultBrowser().

Under Windows, ShellExecute is used. Under Mac OS X the open command is used. Under Unix, it is checked if xdg-open exists and used if it does. Otherwise the environment variable BROWSER is used to determine the default browser to use.

This proc doesn't raise an exception on error, beware.

block: openDefaultBrowser("https://nim-lang.org")

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