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How to launch netscape/mozilla browser at specified URL from perl script

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Need to launch oracle web application from a perl script in a unix environment.  How do I invoke browser (e.g. netscape or mozilla) at my specific URL.  Example:  system("/usr/sfw/bin/mozilla <URL Location>&")?  
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Your example has it.  It worked when I tested with firefox.

system("/usr/bin/firefox http://www.google.com&");

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Great!  Also, how would I pass a username, password to this URL?  Thanks
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When URL is displayed there is a prompt for username/password.  How would I pass this info while invoking the browswer at this URL?
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system("/usr/bin/firefox http://user\@pass:www.google.com&");
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Thanks, great solution.
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Great help; however still working to add user/password to URL.  Thanks
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Great, thanks!
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Yes, this did work for me
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