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Create a simple webbrowser in python

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The webbrowser module provides a high-level interface to allow displaying Web-based documents to users. Under most circumstances, simply calling the open() function from this module will do the right thing.

The script webbrowser can be used as a command-line interface for the module. It accepts a URL as the argument.

It accepts the following optional parameters: -n opens the URL in a new browser window, if possible; -t opens the URL in a new browser page (“tab”). The options are, naturally, mutually exclusive.

Usage example:

python -m webbrowser -t "https://www.python.org"

Functions

webbrowser.open(url, new=0, autoraise=True)
Display url using the default browser. If new is 0, the url is opened in the same browser window if possible. If new is 1, a new browser window is opened if possible. If new is 2, a new browser page (“tab”) is opened if possible. If autoraise is True, the window is raised if possible (note that under many window managers this will occur regardless of the setting of this variable).

Note that on some platforms, trying to open a filename using this function, may work and start the operating system’s associated program. However, this is neither supported nor portable.

Raises an auditing event webbrowser.open with argument url.

webbrowser.open_new(url)
Open url in a new window of the default browser, if possible, otherwise, open url in the only browser window.

webbrowser.open_new_tab(url)
Open url in a new page (“tab”) of the default browser, if possible, otherwise equivalent to open_new().

webbrowser.get(using=None)
Return a controller object for the browser type using. If using is None, return a controller for a default browser appropriate to the caller’s environment.

webbrowser.register(name, constructor, instance=None, *, preferred=False)
Register the browser type name. Once a browser type is registered, the get() function can return a controller for that browser type. If instance is not provided, or is None, constructor will be called without parameters to create an instance when needed. If instance is provided, constructor will never be called, and may be None.

Setting preferred to True makes this browser a preferred result for a get() call with no argument. Otherwise, this entry point is only useful if you plan to either set the BROWSER variable or call get() with a nonempty argument matching the name of a handler you declare.

Changed in version 3.7: preferred keyword-only parameter was added.

examples

import webbrowser
url = 'https://www.python.org/'
webbrowser.open_new_tab(url)
webbrowser.open_new(url)
import webbrowser
chrome_path = 'C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe %s'
webbrowser.get(chrome_path).open('http://docs.python.org/')

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