Provided by: urlview_0.9-19_amd64 bug


       urlview - URL extractor/launcher


       urlview filename [ filename ... ]


       urlview  is a screen oriented program for extracting URLs from text files and displaying a
       menu from which you may launch a command to view a specific item.


       urlview attempts to read ~/.urlview upon startup.  If this file doesn't exist, it will try
       to  read  a  system wide file in /etc/urlview/system.urlview.  There are two configuration
       commands (order does not matter):

       REGEXP regexp
              urlview uses a regular expression to extract URLs from the  specified  text  files.
              \r,  \t,  \n  and  \f  are  all  converted to their normal printf(3) meanings.  The
              default REGEXP is:

       (((http|https|ftp|gopher)|mailto):(//)?[^ <>"\t]*|(www|ftp)[0-9]?\.[-a-z0-9.]+)[^ .,;\t\n\r<">\):]?[^, <>"\t]*[^ .,;\t\n\r<">\):]

       COMMAND command
              If the specified command contains a %s, it will be subsituted with the URL that was
              requested,  otherwise  the  URL  is  appended  to  the COMMAND string.  The default
              COMMAND is:


       Note: You should never put single quotes around the %s.  urlview does this  for  you,  and
       also  makes  sure  that  single  quotes  eventually  showing up inside the URL are handled
       properly.  (Note that this shouldn't happen with the  default  regular  expression,  which
       explicitly excludes single quotes.)

       WRAP  choice
              Enable  or  disable  URL  wrapping.  Valid  values  for  choice  are: yes, no (case
              insensitive).  If this option is not supplied, the default behaviour is to  disable


              system-wide urlview configuration file

              urlview configuration file


       If the environment variable BROWSER is set to a browser command, or a colon-delimited list
       of commands to try, then the specified browser is used. %s is replaced with the quoted url
       to view. If %s is not part of a command, the url is appended to the command.

       The  BROWSER  environment  variable  is  honored  only  if the rc-file doesn't contain the
       COMMAND option.  The rc-file provided by the Debian package contains a COMMAND option.


       printf(3), regcomp(3), regex(7), environ(7)


       Michael Elkins <>.

       Modified for Debian by Luis Francisco  Gonzalez  <>  and  Emanuele  Rocca

       Modified for SuSE by Dr. Werner Fink <> and Stepan Kasal <>.

       Changes put together by Thomas Roessler <>.