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The webbrowser module uses xdg-open

With the webbrowser module you can open webpages in your browser. But how does it work?

Well, under Linux it uses xdg-open. I figured it out accidentally. Start the python shell and try this:

>>> import webbrowser
>>> webbrowser.open_new_tab('')

You will get the usage message of xdg-open :)

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