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Opening URLs in Node.js with the openurl Module

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Opening URLs in Node.js with the openurl Module

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openurl is a Node.js module for opening a URL via the operating system. This will usually trigger actions such as:
  • http URLs: open the default browser
  • mailto URLs: open the default email client
  • file URLs: open a window showing the directory (on OS X)
Example interaction on the Node.js REPL:
    > require("openurl").open("http://rauschma.de")
    > require("openurl").open("mailto:john@example.com")
Install via npm:
    npm install openurl
I’m not yet terribly familiar with implementing npm packages, so any feedback is welcome (especially experience reports on Windows and Linux, which I can’t test on).

 

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