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    shelljs-plugin-open

    0.2.1 • Public • Published

    shelljs-plugin-open

    Build Status npm shelljs-plugin

    A ShellJS plugin for the open() command to open a file (or URL) with its default application. This is largely based on opener.

    This is designed to imitate the open command on Mac OS X. Here's the equivalent commands for other systems:

    • Mac OS X

      $ open file.txt # opens in a text editor
    • Linux

      $ xdg-open file.txt # opens in a text editor
    • Windows

      > start file.txt
      

    Installation

    $ npm install --save shelljs
    $ npm install --save shelljs-plugin-open

    Usage

    ShellJS unofficially has the capacity for plugins (the API is likely to change a bit) since v0.7.1. Although we don't recommend developing for this yet, this plugin is designed to test that API, and we will adapt it along with changes to ShellJS up until official plugin support. To use this plugin, you must use exactly version v0.7.1 (although, eventually this will support v1.0.0+).

    To use this plugin in your project, include it like so:

    var shell = require('shelljs');
    require('shelljs-plugin-open');
    
    // Ex. usage:
    shell.open('file.txt'); // the plugin is now available!

    Supported systems

    • Linux (all variants)
    • OS X
    • Windows

    This is supported for Node v0.11+

    Writing plugins

    If you're interested in taking a look at the current state of the plugin API, take a look at index.js. This has helpful comments explaining the necessary boilerplate for writing a plugin. For an example usage of the plugin, take a look at test/test.js.

    Install

    npm i shelljs-plugin-open

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    449

    Version

    0.2.1

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    5.45 kB

    Total Files

    4

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    Collaborators

    • nfischer