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;;; browse.clj -- start a web browser from Clojure
; Copyright (c) Christophe Grand, December 2008. All rights reserved.
; The use and distribution terms for this software are covered by the
; Eclipse Public License 1.0 (
; which can be found in the file epl-v10.html at the root of this
; distribution.
; By using this software in any fashion, you are agreeing to be bound by
; the terms of this license.
; You must not remove this notice, or any other, from this software.
^{:author "Christophe Grand",
:deprecated "1.2"
:doc "Start a web browser from Clojure"}
(:require [ :as sh])
(:import ( URI)))
(defn- macosx? []
(-> "" System/getProperty .toLowerCase
(.startsWith "mac os x")))
(def *open-url-script* (when (macosx?) "/usr/bin/open"))
(defn open-url-in-browser
"Opens url (a string) in the default system web browser. May not
work on all platforms. Returns url on success, nil if not
(when (clojure.lang.Reflector/invokeStaticMethod "java.awt.Desktop"
"isDesktopSupported" (to-array nil))
(-> (clojure.lang.Reflector/invokeStaticMethod "java.awt.Desktop"
"getDesktop" (to-array nil))
(.browse (URI. url)))
(catch ClassNotFoundException e
(defn open-url-in-swing
"Opens url (a string) in a Swing window."
; the implementation of this function resides in another namespace to be loaded "on demand"
; this fixes a bug on mac os x where requiring repl-utils turns the process into a GUI app
; see
(require 'clojure.contrib.javadoc.browse-ui)
((find-var 'clojure.contrib.javadoc.browse-ui/open-url-in-swing) url))
(defn browse-url [url]
(or (open-url-in-browser url) (when *open-url-script* (sh/sh *open-url-script* (str url)) true) (open-url-in-swing url)))
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