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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 2

explore Command


Starts the AIX WebExplorer World Wide Web browser.


explore [-iFileName ] [-tNumber ] [-q] [[-url] URL]


The explore command opens the WebExplorer main window and connects to the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the home document.


-iFileName Specifies an alternate initialization file, where FileName is the full path name of the file to use instead of the default $HOME/.explore-preferences. This allows you to start the WebExplorer with an alternate set of user preferences.
-tNumber Specifies the number of threads to use for loading images, where Number is the number of image loader threads. Each thread is represented in the status area of the main window. A maximum of eight can be specified, and the default is four.
-q Specifies quiet mode. This suppresses the WebExplorer title window when you start the application and bypasses the confirmation window when you exit.
-url URL Specifies a particular document to load when starting WebExplorer, where URL is the URL of the document to load. If WebExplorer has a home document defined, this URL will override it. You do not have to precede the URL with the -url flag. If you specify the URL by itself, WebExplorer will accept it.

Exit Status

This command returns the following exit values:

0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.


Access Control: Any User

Auditing Events: N/A


To start the browser without the title window appearing and go directly to the Dilbert Zone URL, enter:

explore -q  http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/


explore -q  -url http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/   


/usr/lpp/explorer/bin/explore Contains the explore command.
$HOME/.explore-preferences Contains the initialization file that specifies user preferences for settings such as the number of colors used.
$HOME/.mailcap Contains the configuration file that maps mimetype to external viewers.
$HOME/.mimetypes Contains the user-defined configuration file that maps mimetype to external viewers. It is set through the Configure Viewers dialog. this file overrides the .mailcap settings.

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