[R] Can browseURL open a lynx browser?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Sun Mar 20 08:38:39 CET 2022

You mention reading the ?browseURL help page, but seem to make no reference to the available options for invoking the browser of your choice. If the browser you choose isn't behaving when you do this, then isn't this a question for a forum related to that browser?

On March 20, 2022 12:09:05 AM PDT, Ashim Kapoor <ashimkapoor using gmail.com> wrote:
>Dear all,
>I wish to do :
>But this is not opening the lynx browser. I am able to open lynx from
>the Debian command line and lynx is on the PATH.
>When I do :
>it does open up the url in Firefox.
>When I do ?browseURL it says:
>          If ‘browser’ supports remote control and R knows how to
>          perform it, the URL is opened in any already-running browser
>          or a new one if necessary.  This mechanism currently is
>          available for browsers which support the ‘"-remote
>          openURL(...)"’ interface (which includes Mozilla and Opera),
>          Galeon, KDE konqueror (_via_ kfmclient) and the GNOME
>          interface to Mozilla. (Firefox has dropped support, but
>          defaults to using an already-running browser.)  Note that the
>          type of browser is determined from its name, so this
>          mechanism will only be used if the browser is installed under
>          its canonical name.
>How can I find out if the -remote openURL interface is supported by lynx?
>Thank you,
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