[Surfraw-devel] sensible-browser: command not found [newb]

Ian Beckwith ianb at erislabs.net
Thu Jul 17 02:53:07 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 07:58:34AM -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
> sr -t google Neal Becker
> /usr/bin/surfraw: line 333: sensible-browser: command not found

oops, that's a debian-specific customisation that found its way into
the main code. I'll fix it in a couple of days, but until then, you
can configure which browser to use in any of three ways:

1. Environment Variables

If using bash, add to your .profile:

export SURFRAW_browser=browsername

then either log out and in again or source ~/.profile

2. System-wide surfraw config

Add to /etc/surfraw.conf, /usr/local/etc/surfraw.conf or

def SURFRAW_browser browsername

3. Per-user surfraw config:

Add to ~/.surfraw.conf:


If you want to set separate browsers for graphical (-g) and text (-t) mode,
instead of setting SURFRAW_browser, set SURFRAW_text_browser and


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