Cross Platform Browser Launcher

Fuzzyman michael at
Wed Jan 28 10:18:21 CET 2004

I've written a simple application in python with an HTML help file.

I'm looking for a cross platform way of launching the help file.

On windows I'd use :
os.system('start help.html')

Which automatically opens the file with the users browser.

Is there a cross-platform way of doing the same thing ? 
I can do a platform test and use different techniques for different
systems - but I don't know how to achieve the same effect on a Linux
(Unix ? Mac ?) machine.....

Any help appreciated.


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