clipbrowse - Man Page

Load a URL from the clipboard into your browser.


version 0.28


# ...copy something # (You might want to do a `clipjoin` if the URL text is messy) $ clipbrowse

Remember that many browsers will usefully load things that don't look like URL's. For example Firefox does a Google "I'm feeling lucky" with non-URLs. This means you can have any text in your clipboard and `clipbrowse`.


It saves a couple of seconds every time you run it.  Chrome and Firefox, for examples, automatically create a new tab and loads the page when you invoke it from the command line.  Already we've saved a Ctrl+T and a Shift+Insert.  When you consider the parallelizing (that your browser will be actively loading the page while you're Alt+Tabbing to it), you've squeaked out a little more.

Maybe I'm just a freak, but I like shaving out wasted time like that.


The environment variable $BROWSER will override the default launching command.  If you have a %s in the line, it will be replaced with the url.  if not, the url will be appended at the end.

The default is `chromium-browser "%s"` (Debian's Google Chrome) If you still use Firefox, consider: `firefox -remote "openURL(%s,new-tab)"'`.


Ryan King <> =head1 COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2010.  Ryan King.  All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-clipboard at, or through the web interface at <>. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)


  git clone git://


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2024-01-25 perl v5.38.2 User Contributed Perl Documentation