TTYtter is a Linux command-line app for Twitter. I use it over SSH while at the office, so (as far as I can tell) I cannot open links into a GUI browser from within the app.
In TTYtter, one types
/url followed by an alphanumeric string to open the first link mentioned in a tweet. By default,
/url is set to
echo %U which just "prints" the URL out in the terminal. This is not very useful. One can set the value by typing
/set urlopen followed by the app in which one wants to view the URL. I have been typing
/set urlopen lynx --accept-all-cookies %U at the beginning of every session, but this gets tiresome.
I know nothing of PERL, but I know that this app is just one big executable text file. So I just opened it in a text editor, searched for
urlopen and changed
$urlopen ||= 'echo %U';
$urlopen ||= 'lynx --accept-all-cookies %U';
Now I can view the link in the Lynx browser (and without having to accept cookies each and every time) without having to set the variable again.