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Problem if there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab)

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If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)'

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What if you quote the URL?

firefox.exe -new-tab "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)"

Otherwise, you might need to encode it in some manner? For example:

firefox.exe -new-tab "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_%28disambiguation%29"

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What if you quote the URL?

firefox.exe -new-tab "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)"

Otherwise, you might need to encode it in some manner? For example:

firefox.exe -new-tab "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_%28disambiguation%29"

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Sorry, I should have thought of it myself. It works with quotation. Thanks!

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