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Open multiple tabs in Firefox from a file containing urls

Terminal - Open multiple tabs in Firefox from a file containing urls
for /F %i in (url_list.txt) do Firefox.exe -new-tab "%i"
2011-09-09 02:17:16
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Open multiple tabs in Firefox from a file containing urls

Firefox.exe needs to be in the path

To enhance: add a sleep...

url_list contains urls:

D:\>type url_list.txt

http://yahoo.com

google.com

http://fr.news.yahoo.com

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Terminal - Alternatives
for line in `cat $file`; do firefox -new-tab "$line" & 2>/dev/null; sleep 1; done
2011-11-12 13:47:24
User: hamsolo474
Functions: sleep
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this will open a new tab in firefox for every line in a file

the sleep is removable but i found that if you have a large list of urls 50+, and no sleep, it will try to open all the urls at once and this will cause them all to load a lot slower, also depending on the ram of your system sleep gives you a chance to close the tabs before they overload your ram, removing & >2/dev/null will yield unpredictable results.

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i take it this is for cygwin, i dont know how to make it work on ubuntu

Comment by hamsolo474 141 weeks and 2 days ago

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