[Rd] display URLs in browsers

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 17:11:07 +0200

>>>>> A J Rossini writes:

>>>>> "KH" == Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
>>>>> A J Rossini writes:
>>>>> "MM" == Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:
MM> which suggests that

MM> mozilla -chrome http://www.R-project.org/

>>> Once mozilla is working, under gnome, I get this:

>>> gnome-moz-remote --newwin URL

>>> to bring up a new window.

KH> Thanks for the feedback.  Actually,
KH> http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html claims that one can do

KH> mozilla -remote "openurl(http://www.mozilla.org)"

KH> but this does not work for me (version M18-3).

> Me neither.

>>> Recently, I've nearly (not entirely) converted to KDE's
>>> konqueror and

>>> konqueror URL

>>> works.  I still am not fond of KDE's overall UI, but the tools
>>> they've developed suit my needs.

KH> That's all?  Does that start a new version of konqueror if one
KH> is already up and running?

> I don't know.  I'll check tonight.

Great, thanks.

KH> For gnome-help-browser, one can apparently do

KH> gnome-help-browser URL

KH> but I have yet to figure out how to use an existing
KH> help-browser ...

> But you probably don't want to use it for much; R help is fine, but
> much more wouldn't be.

Actually, I am mostly trying to get rid of the netscape-specific code in
help.start().  I.e., start a little private beast
	diplayURLinBrowser(url, browser)
which eventually could be made more useful ...

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