WEB(1)                                                     WEB(1)

     NAME
          web, wmail - handle web page, mail message for plumber

     SYNOPSIS
          web url ...
          wmail address

     DESCRIPTION
          Web opens each of the named urls in a new web browser win-
          dow.  Any of the urls may be relative paths to files in the
          file system; they will be translated into file:// URLs
          before being passed to the web browser.

          Web uses the web browser's -remote option command-line
          option, which requires an instance of the web browser to be
          already running.  The choice of browser is determined by the
          $BROWSER environment variable, which should be the name of
          the executable for your choice of web browser.  The default
          is firefox.  Since the various browsers all use different
          syntaxes in their -remote options, the executable name is
          inspected to determine the type of browser.  The supported
          browsers are Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, and
          Mozilla.  When possible, web opens each URL in a new tab
          rather than a new window.

          When run under Mac OS X, $BROWSER should be set to camino ,
          firefox , or safari.  Web uses AppleScript to talk to the
          browser.  If $BROWSER is not set, web looks for Firefox in
          /Applications/Firefox.app and uses it if found; otherwise it
          uses Safari.

          Wmail starts the composition of a new mail message to
          address.

          The choice of mailer is determined by the $MAILER environ-
          ment variable.  The supported mailers are:

          browser
               invoke the mailer via a mailto:// URL passed to web

          Web and wmail are invoked as start commands in the
          plumber(4)'s rules for opening web pages and writing mail
          messages.

     FILES
          /plumb/basic
               plumbing rules using web and wmail

     SOURCE
          /bin

     WEB(1)                                                     WEB(1)

     SEE ALSO
          plumber(4)