between google and firefox it's nearly impossible to get anything done!
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Apr 15 11:29:03 UTC 2019
Tim here. If it's the only content of the file and you're launching
firefox, you can use
firefox "$(cat /home/jude/surf)"
to open firefox pointed at the single URL in that file.
On April 15, 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Thanks for the ideas, neither work. Both get problem loading url.
> The first one tried to load www.cat.com too.
> On Sun, 14 Apr 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2019 16:52:18
> > From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> > To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> > Subject: Re: between google and firefox it's nearly impossible to
> > get anything done!
> > On Sun, 14 Apr 2019, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > > I found out a few minutes ago it's not possible to do something
> > > like: firefox < /home/jude/surf
> > > Where /home/jude/surf has an ugly google url in it that cannot
> > > be processed by
> > > lynx since google and so very many other web sites love
> > How about:
> > firefox `cat /home/jude/surf`
> > Though you may need to do:
> > firefox "`cat /home/jude/surf`"
> > to avoid problems with the shell.
> > HTH,
> > Geoff.
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