Opens Windows internet shortcut files (*.url files) in Firefox.

firefox "$(grep -i ^url=* file.url | cut -b 5-)"
This command will use grep to read the shortcut (which in the above examle is file.url), and filter out all but the only important line, which contains the website URL, and some extra characters that will need to be removes (for example, URL=http://example.com). The cut command is then used to get rid of the URL= at the beginning. The output is then piped into Firefox, which should interpret the it as a web URL to be opened. Of course, you can replace Firefox with any other broswer. Tested in bash and sh.

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By: nachos117
2014-10-08 05:56:27

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