webbrowser 0.5.5

Open URLs in web browsers available on a platform


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Rust library to open URLs in the web browsers available on a platform

Inspired by the webbrowser python library



use webbrowser;

if webbrowser::open("http://github.com").is_ok() {
    // ...

Currently state of platform support is:

  • macos => default, as well as browsers listed under Browser
  • windows => default browser only
  • linux/*bsd => default browser only (uses $BROWSER env var, failing back to xdg-open, gvfs-open, gnome-open, whichever works first)
  • android => default browser only
  • haiku => untested and experimental
  • wasm -> untested and experimental
  • ios => not supported right now

Important note:

  • This library requires availability of browsers and a graphical environment during runtime
  • cargo test will actually open the browser locally


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