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Posted Jun 14, 2008 at 8:04:41 PM
Subject: Command Line Firefox?
How do you launch a web browser from command line. Or any program for that matter? I have read three different tutorials and none seem to answer my question. I run OpenSUSE 10.3. I know you can do it from Windows CLI, but can you from Linux?
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Posted: Jun 15, 2008 6:21:12 AM
Subject: Command Line Firefox?
First you need the location of the program file. Most executables are installed in /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, or /usr/local/sbin, but these can vary. These locations should also automatically be in your PATH, so, if you wanted to execute say firefox, typing firefox or firefox & should do the trick. The second version (with the &) returns the command prompt to you after the program begins. If this doesn't work, you might need the complete path of the program. This can be discovered by typing, as root find / -name <program name>

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