gozilla man page

gozilla — force mozilla to display specified part of a source file.


gozilla [-b browser][-p][+no] file
gozilla [-b browser][-p] -d name


Gozilla forces mozilla to display specified part of a source file. Gozilla can be used with other browsers like firefox and epiphany.

In advance of using this command, you must execute gtags(1) and htags(1) at the root directory of the project to make tag files. Then you can execute this command anywhere in the project.

First form:
You can specify a source file and optional line number. This syntax is similar to vi(1) and emacs(1).

Second form:
You can specify a definition name directly. The definition name should exist in ´GTAGS´. This option requires ´HTML/MAP´ generated by htags(1).

Some browsers require you to load it before executing gozilla.


The following options are available:

Line number.
-b browser
Browser to use. By default, it is assumed mozilla.
-d name
Print definitions.
Show help.
Just print a generated URL instead of displaying it.
File name or alias name.
-q, --quiet
Quiet mode.
-v, --verbose
Verbose mode.
Show version number.


Tag file for definitions.
Hypertext of source code.
Mapping file for converting tag name into the path of tag list.
Alias file. Please read the source code for details.
´gtags.conf´, ´$HOME/.globalrc´
See gtags.conf(5).


Browser to use. By default, it is assumed mozilla. If you want to load the default browser in OSX, you may set this variable to osx-default.
The directory in which the tag files exist. This value is ignored when GTAGSROOT is not defined.
The root directory of the project.


$ gtags
$ htags
$ global -x main
main              82 ctags.c          main(argc, argv)
$ mozilla &
$ gozilla +82 ctags.c
$ gozilla -d main

$ firefox &
$ gozilla -b firefox +82 ctags.c


Gozilla exits with a non-0 value if an error occurred, 0 otherwise.

See Also

global(1), gtags(1), htags(1), firefox(1), epiphany(1), mozilla(1), gtags.conf(5).

GNU GLOBAL source code tag system


Gozilla can accept not only source files but also text files, directories, HTML files and even URLs, because it is omnivorous.




The gozilla command appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.2 but was not installed by default.

Referenced By


Explore man page connections for gozilla(1).

GNU Project March 2010