open

Description

Open a file, directory, or URI using the OS's default application for
that object type. Optionally, you can specify an application to use.

This is a proxy for the following commands:

        OSX: "open"
    Windows: "start"
Linux/Other: "xdg-open"

This is a golang port of the node.js module:
https://github.com/pwnall/node-open

Documentation

http://godoc.org/github.com/skratchdot/open-golang/open

Import

import "github.com/skratchdot/open-golang/open"

Usage

open google.com in the user’s default browser (method 1):

open.Run("https://google.com/")

open google.com in the user’s default browser (method 2):

open.Start("https://google.com")

you can listen for errors

err := open.Run("https://google.com/")

you can specify the program to use

open.RunWith("https://google.com/", "firefox")  

Functions

func Run(input string) error

Open a file, directory, or URI using the OS's default application for
that object type. Wait for the open command to complete.

func RunWith(input string, appName string) error

Open a file, directory, or URI using the specified application. Wait for
the open command to complete.

func Start(input string) error

Open a file, directory, or URI using the OS's default application for
that object type. Don't wait for the open command to complete.

func StartWith(input string, appName string) error

Open a file, directory, or URI using the specified application. Don't
wait for the open command to complete.

License

Copyright © 2013 skratchdot
Licensed under the MIT license.

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