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    It Opens Stuff

    That is, in your desktop environment. This will make actual windows pop up, with stuff in them:

    npm install opener -g
     
    opener http://google.com
    opener ./my-file.txt
    opener firefox
    opener npm run lint

    Also if you want to use it programmatically you can do that too:

    var opener = require("opener");
     
    opener("http://google.com");
    opener("./my-file.txt");
    opener("firefox");
    opener("npm run lint");

    Plus, it returns the child process created, so you can do things like let your script exit while the window stays open:

    var editor = opener("documentation.odt");
    editor.unref();
    // These other unrefs may be necessary if your OS's opener process
    // exits before the process it started is complete.
    editor.stdin.unref();
    editor.stdout.unref();
    editor.stderr.unref();

    Use It for Good

    Like opening the user's browser with a test harness in your package's test script:

    {
        "scripts": {
            "test": "opener ./test/runner.html"
        },
        "devDependencies": {
            "opener": "*"
        }
    }

    Why

    Because Windows has start, Macs have open, and *nix has xdg-open. At least according to some guy on StackOverflow. And I like things that work on all three. Like Node.js. And Opener.

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    install

    npm i opener

    Downloadsweekly downloads

    870,896

    version

    1.4.3

    license

    (WTFPL OR MIT)

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