Default browser setting

David Faure dfaure at
Wed Jul 23 20:58:40 EEST 2003

On Wednesday 23 July 2003 19:54, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 13:48, David Faure wrote:
> > See the "mimetype standard" spec, and the proposed "mime-type/application mapping
> > spec, being discussed roughly 2 weeks ago". Once those two specs are implemented
> > in most desktops, finding what's the "preferred browser" is only a matter of looking up
> > the preferred application for text/html.
> OK, makes sense.  I was kind of hoping there was a more short-term
> solution.  :-)

The short-term solution for the particular problem of "which browser", that most
distributions are using (AFAIK), is the environment variable $BROWSER.

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