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My firefox script

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Hi. I use mozilla firefox on linux. It's a great browser, but the *nix
version has an annoying problem, that it won't let you open a new instance
from the desktop if the browser is already running.

So, in my amateurish way I wrote a little script to fix that. Here it
is......
#! /usr/bin/python
#fox_launch.py

import sys, os

if len(sys.argv) > 1:
URL = str(sys.argv[1])
else:
URL = ""

a = os.popen("ps ax |grep firefox")

detect_fox = a.read()

if detect_fox.count("firefox-bin") > 0:
os.popen2("firefox -remote 'openURL(" + URL + ",new-window)'")
else:
os.popen2("firefox " + URL)
Jul 18 '05 #1
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