Open HTML file in IE

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Wed Jul 18 17:35:34 CEST 2007

gravey wrote:
> Hello.
> Apologies if this is a basic question, but I want to open a HTML
> file from my local drive (is generated by another Python script)
> in Internet Explorer. I've had a look at the webbrowser module and
> this doesn't seem to be what I need. Any help much appreciated.

There are several ways.  Assuming that IE is your default browser, just do:

import os

If you want to make certain that IE is launched (and not FireForx or some other
defult broswer) you can do:

os.system("start iexplore filename.html")

(at least this works on my system).


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