Opens .URL files in your favorite browser on Linux and FreeBSD. https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/internet-shortcut-files.html
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url-open is a simple a program for FreeDesktop environments (Linux, FreeBSD) for opening .URL files (Internet Shortcut files). The program parses opened .URL files, opens their link in your default web browser, and immidiately exits. It installs as a helper program. All you need to do is to double-click your .URL files to open.

Links will open in your default web browser using xdg-open.

Installation instructions

  1. Downloal and extract a release tarball
  2. sudo make install --prefix=/usr/local