better-opn

A better opn. Reuse the same tab on Chrome for 👨‍💻.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import betterOpn from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/better-opn';
</script>

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better-opn

A better opn. Reuse the same tab on Chrome for 👨‍💻. Inspire by create-react-app

Install

$ yarn add better-opn

$ npm install better-opn

Usage

If you wish to overwrite the default browser, override BROWSER environment variable to your desire browser name (name is platform dependent).

const opn = require('better-opn');

opn('http://localhost:3000');

Reuse tab by match host

In case your app can navigate to another pathnames and still want to reuse opened tab, set environment variable OPEN_MATCH_HOST_ONLY=true can tell this program to find reusable tab by only match the host part of your URL.

process.env.OPEN_MATCH_HOST_ONLY = 'true';

opn('http://localhost:3000/foo/bar'); // This will reuse any tab with URL starting with http://localhost:3000/

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