NAME

firefox-container - CLI to open URL in a new Firefox tab, in a specific multi-account container

VERSION

This document describes version 0.010 of firefox-container (from Perl distribution App-FirefoxMultiAccountContainersUtils), released on 2020-09-21.

SYNOPSIS

Usage:

 % firefox-container [--debug] [--format=name] [--json] [--log-level=level]
     [--(no)naked-res] [--page-result[=program]] [--profile=s] [--quiet]
     [--trace] [--url=s+] [--urls-json=s] [--verbose]
     [--view-result[=program]] <container> [url] ...

Examples:

Open two URLs in a container called "mycontainer":

 % firefox-container mycontainer www.example.com www.example.com/url2

If URL is not specified, will open a blank tab:

 % firefox-container mycontainer

DESCRIPTION

This utility opens a new firefox tab in a specific multi-account container. This requires the Firefox Multi-Account Container, as well as another container called "Open external links in a container", https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-url-in-container/.

The way it works, because add-on currently does not have hooks to the CLI, is via a custom protocol handler. For example, if you want to open Chttp://www.example.com/ in a container called mycontainer, you ask Firefox to open this URL:

 ext+container:name=mycontainer&url=http://www.example.com/

Ref: https://github.com/mozilla/multi-account-containers/issues/365

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Main options

--container=s*
--profile=s
--url=s@

Can be specified multiple times.

--urls-json=s

See --url.

Logging options

--debug

Shortcut for --log-level=debug.

--log-level=s

Set log level.

--quiet

Shortcut for --log-level=error.

--trace

Shortcut for --log-level=trace.

--verbose

Shortcut for --log-level=info.

Output options

--format=s

Choose output format, e.g. json, text.

Default value:

 undef
--json

Set output format to json.

--naked-res

When outputing as JSON, strip result envelope.

Default value:

 0

By default, when outputing as JSON, the full enveloped result is returned, e.g.:

    [200,"OK",[1,2,3],{"func.extra"=>4}]

The reason is so you can get the status (1st element), status message (2nd element) as well as result metadata/extra result (4th element) instead of just the result (3rd element). However, sometimes you want just the result, e.g. when you want to pipe the result for more post-processing. In this case you can use `--naked-res` so you just get:

    [1,2,3]
--page-result

Filter output through a pager.

--view-result

View output using a viewer.

Other options

--help, -h, -?

Display help message and exit.

--version, -v

Display program's version and exit.

COMPLETION

This script has shell tab completion capability with support for several shells.

bash

To activate bash completion for this script, put:

 complete -C firefox-container firefox-container

in your bash startup (e.g. ~/.bashrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is recommended, however, that you install modules using cpanm-shcompgen which can activate shell completion for scripts immediately.

tcsh

To activate tcsh completion for this script, put:

 complete firefox-container 'p/*/`firefox-container`/'

in your tcsh startup (e.g. ~/.tcshrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is also recommended to install shcompgen (see above).

other shells

For fish and zsh, install shcompgen as described above.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-FirefoxMultiAccountContainersUtils.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-FirefoxMultiAccountContainersUtils.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-FirefoxMultiAccountContainersUtils

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

open-browser.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2020 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.