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Christopher Thompson

How do I open an external URL from a tool session?

I was told there is a mechanism for tool developers similar to exportfile that will allow us to pass a URL outside the tool session to open in the end user’s web browser similar to how exportfile allows the downloading of files through the user’s external web browser, but I cannot find any info on this. Is there a section of documentation for things like this aimed at tool developers which I am just overlooking?

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    From within a workspace session container, you can execute the command:

    /usr/lib/mw/bin/clientaction url

    where you replace the “; with the url that you want to open.

    In your program you can call the clientaction program with the “url” command as shown above.

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