Launchy 2.0.4 released

launchy version 2.0.4
by Jeremy H.
launchy-2.0.4 Documentation


Launchy is helper class for launching cross-platform applications in a
fire and forget manner.

There are application concepts (browser, email client, etc) that are
common across all platforms, and they may be launched differently on
each platform. Launchy is here to make a common approach to launching
external application from within ruby programs.


gem install launchy


On the commandline:

% launchy

Or from some code: "" )


  • Add capability to open local files with no file: scheme present
  • Added ‘rake how_to_contribute’ task (copiousfreetime/launchy#30)
  • Make better decisions on when to do shell escaping
  • Switch to Addressable::URI so UTF-8 urls may be parsed.