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I'm trying to open firefox with two tabs from the command line, with two separate web addresses. So far I'm having no luck.

firefox -new-tab https://www.evernote.com/Home.action -new-tab http://www.gmail.com

Could someone point me in the right direction?

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Oops. I just found the answer. You need to add a -url after each `-new-tab'.

firefox -new-tab -url https://www.evernote.com/Home.action -new-tab -url http://www.gmail.com

Now it works. Hope this can help somebody.

  • Cool. That would be very usefull in Chrome as well. – augusto Sep 8 '17 at 9:09
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Create a file containing list of URLs called url.txt:

http://www.url1.xxx
http://www.url2.xxx
http://www.url3.xxx

Firefox uses the new-tab command, so you could pass the URLs in the file to the browser like so:

xargs -a url.txt firefox -new-tab "$line"
  • @Maythus awesome – alhelal Jul 19 '16 at 9:41
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Update: Now you no need to add -url simple write firefox then web url name separated by space.

firefox mail.google.com askubuntu.com stackoverflow.com
  • This is a nice solution. Personally, I run it at startup using CTRL+R to recall the line and with a & at the end of the command to detach the firefox session from the terminal - just a suggestion. – somethis Aug 7 at 9:38

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