Accessing programs through the terminal with ruby

Specifically browsers. I’m trying to get a bunch of different browsers
(FF, Opera, Safari, IE, Chrome, and Fock) to all open the same url/file
location either 1) Simultaneously or 2) One after the other. Meaning one
browser open and when you close it out the next one opens.

So basically I need to know if it’s possible to submit commands to the
terminal to open browsers to a specific location.

I’m using the gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 10.04

Thanks in advance! :smiley:

In OS X : open /Applications/Tools/browsers/

In Ubuntu : Gnome : gnome-open Firefox

From irb: FIREFOX would be opened. Samething in Ubuntu

! irb
irb(main):001:0> open /Applications/Tools/browsers/
=> “”

You could try the launchy gem, its specifically for launching the
but the documentation might hint at other uses.

Tried all of these. None of them really seemed to work. Came across this
though, and it worked great.

nugen = “
system “firefox #{nugen}”

Ok so I started working on this a little bit and I basically have this
so far:

puts “Enter url”
url = gets

system “firefox #{url}”
system “opera #{url}”
system “flock #{url}”

So far it’s doing exactly what I want it to do, but when it gets to
flock it does this:

flock: bad number:

On 8/9/2010 1:58 PM, Joseph E. Savard wrote:

In Ubuntu : Gnome : gnome-open Firefox


should work too.

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