Walter Dnes wrote:
What's the difference between the two commands to justify the extra keystrokes in the first version?
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palemoon -remote "openURL(http://gentoo.org)" &
palemoon "http://gentoo.org" &
MDN says that -remote works only under the X Window System, so it's likely something left over from something using some parts of the X protocol, then removed.
Anyway, looking at the browser's code through xref, it seems that "ping" isn't a supported command.
What's defined is: "openurl", "openfile" (which is an alias for openurl) and "xfedocommand(openbrowser)" (written that way), which seems to simply open a new window.