[Haskell-cafe] open a browser from the command line, wait a few seconds, and shut it. (ie, translate forking from bash to haskell)

Thomas Hartman tphyahoo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 13:45:41 EST 2007

I have a bash script that opens a browser for a few seconds, and then closes it.

Could someone point me up the equivelant(s) in haskell, h4sh, hsh,
etc,0 and friends?

I reckon this amounts to, what's the process for translating forking
from bash to haskell.


konqueror http://www.google.com &
pid=$! # give the page some time to load
sleep 5
kill $pid


By the way, this isn't an academic question -- I'm using this simple
script to verify various html downloads by checking the konqueror html
cache for text strings I'm interested in, for pages that can't be
easily downloaded with wget/web mechanize because of javascript and
redirect nastiness.

Also, for those interested in shell-equivelance strategies, I posted
essentially the same question to perlmonks at


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