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User Commands                                         netscape(1)

NAME

netscape - start Netscape Communicator for Solaris

SYNOPSIS

/usr/dt/bin/netscape [ options ] [ arguments ]

DESCRIPTION

Netscape Communicator for Solaris is comprised of a comprehensive set of components that integrates browsing, email, web-based word processing, chat, and group scheduling to allow users to easily communicate, share, and access information.

OPTIONS

Any argument that is not a switch is interpreted as either a file or URL. The following options are supported: -component-bar Shows only the Component Bar. -composer Opens all command line URLs in Composer. -discussions Shows Collabra Discussions. -display dpy Specifies the X server to use for display. -dont-force-window-stacking Ignores the alwaysraised, alwayslowered, and z-lock JavaScript window.open() attributes. -dont-save-geometry-prefs Does not save window geometry preferences for the ses- sion. -edit See -composer. -geometry =WxH+X+Y Positions and sizes the Netscape window. -help Shows the command line options for Netscape. -iconic Minimizes Netscape after start up. -id window-id Identifies an X window to receive -remote commands. If you do not specify a window, the first window found is used. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 8 Oct 1999 1 User Commands netscape(1) -ignore-geometry-prefs Ignores saved window geometry preferences for the current session. -install Installs private colormap. -irix-session-management Enables IRIX session management. On SGI systems, IRIX session management is enabled by default. IRIX session management is available on other platforms and may work with session managers other than the IRIX desk- top. See -no-irix-session-management. -mail Same as -messenger. -messenger Shows the Messenger Mailbox (Inbox). -mono Forces a one-bit deep image display. -ncols N Sets the maximum number of colors to allocate for images when not using -install. -nethelp Starts NetHelp, Netscape's online help system. -news Same as -discussions. -no-about-splash Bypasses the startup license page. -no-install Uses the default colormap. -no-irix-session-management Disables IRIX session management. See -irix-session- management. -no-session-management Disables session management. Session management is enabled by default. See -session-management. -noraise Does not display the remote window on top when using -remote commands. See -raise and -remote. -raise Displays the remote window on top when using -remote commands. See -noraise and -remote. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 8 Oct 1999 2 User Commands netscape(1) -remote remote-command Connects to and controls an existing process. You can issue multiple -remote options on the same command line. The commands are executed sequentially unless a command fails. If there is no Netscape process currently running, this command fails. The following options exist for finer-grained control of the -remote commands: -id X_window_ID If there is more than one Netscape Navigator window open, this option selects the window to control. If you do not use this option, the first window found is controlled. See EXAMPLES. -raise -noraise Controls whether the -remote command causes the Netscape window to raise/not raise itself to the top. The default is raise. You can use -raise and -noraise options with the add- Bookmark and openURL arguments. See EXAMPLES. -session-management Enables session management. Session management is enabled by default. See -no-session-management. -version Displays the version number and build date. -visual id-or-number Uses the specified server visual. -xrm resource-spec Sets the specified X resource.

ARGUMENTS

Invoking an action with no arguments has the same effect as selecting the corresponding menu item. However, with some actions you can pass the following arguments: addBookmark( ) Adds the current document to the Bookmark list. addBookmark(URL) Adds the specified document to the Bookmark list. See EXAMPLES. addBookmark(URL, title) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 8 Oct 1999 3 User Commands netscape(1) Adds the specified document and title to the Bookmark list. mailto( ) Opens the mail dialog box with an empty To: field. mailto(a, b. c) Inserts the specified address(es) in the default To: field. openFile( ) Opens a dialog box that prompts for a file. openFile(filename) Opens the specified file. openURL( ) Opens a dialog box that prompts for a URL. openURL(URL) Opens the specified document. See EXAMPLES. openURL(URL, new window) Opens a new window displaying the specified document. saveAs( ) Opens a dialog box that prompts for a URL. saveAs(output_file) Writes HTML to the specified file. saveAs(output_file, type) Writes the type to the specified file (HTML, text, or PostScript).

EXIT STATUS

If a command fails, an error message is reported to stderr and the command exits with a nonzero status.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Selecting among open Netscape windows example% netscape -id 0x3c00124 -remote 'openURL(http://www.sun.com)' Example 2: Adding a bookmark without raising a window To add a bookmark without raising a window, then open a URL and raise the window: example% netscape -noraise -remote `addBookmark(http://www.sun.com)' \ -raise -remote `openURL(http://home.netscape.com)' SunOS 5.8 Last change: 8 Oct 1999 4 User Commands netscape(1) For more information and examples, see http://home.netscape.com/newsref/std/x-remote.html Example 3: Adding a specified document to the Bookmark list example% netscape -remote `addBookmark(http://www.sun.com)' Example 4: Opening a specified document example% netscape -remote `openURL(http://www.sun.com)'

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | NSCPcom | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

attributes(5) Refer to the Netscape Communicator online help for more information. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 8 Oct 1999 5