Starting Browser (Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome) from Batch/Bash Script

bash script

Last week i got a project to develop a small HTML5 web pages as that behave like a powerpoint slide. This web application is going to act like a flash replacement. So the user must be able to run this web app with a double click on the file. One way to accomplish that task is by using command line script either in mac or windows.

We’re going to use bat file in Windows to do this task.

File : [windows]autostart_browser.bat

START CHROME.EXE %~dp0index.html

In Mac we’re going to use a command file :

File : [mac]browser_autostart.command

# Opening Safari
cd `dirname $0`
open -a /Applications/ file://$PWD/index.html

Replace Chrome with your prefered browser and index.html with your desired file. Remember that your HTML file must be in the same folder with the script file.

This setup allows users on both Windows and Mac platforms to launch your HTML5 presentation with ease, mimicking the user experience of opening a PowerPoint file.

Updated on April 16, 2024 by Admin Tonjoo


  • avatar avatar-100 photo
    Akhilesh Dahat

    February 15, 2013

    The Slider is awesome but unfortunately it does not supported in IE7.This slider is having excellent features and also lightweight.So I personally request you to make this slider IE supportive.


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      Todi Adiatmo

      February 18, 2013

      Hi , we plan to update the plugin on the next release, the last IE we test is IE 8. We try to provide the support on upcoming release


  • avatar avatar-100 photo
    Arrosyad Fikri

    February 08, 2016




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