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How I would go about opening multiple URLs from a text file as different tabs in Firefox/Chrome? My text file is just a list of URLs, one per line:

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

while read line; do
    firefox -new-tab "$line"
done < textfile.txt

With Chrome, the syntax is:

google-chrome "$line"
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On OS X you can make this work with Chrome with something like alias google-chrome='/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome'. Probably similar for Firefox. –  David Winiecki Dec 11 '14 at 20:58

I think this may be a nice solution:

cat /home/username/anyfolder/allmyURLs.txt | xargs firefox -new-tab "$line"
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