# Keeping URLs clickable while decorating?

I want URLs in the rendered PDF to appear as follows:

<http://website/blah>


I have declared the URLS in my document using the 'url' package, in the form:

\url{https://tex.stackexchange.com/}


Then, I have the following command:

\DeclareUrlCommand\url{\def\UrlLeft{<}\def\UrlRight{>}%
\urlstyle{tt}}


The problem, is that while this adds the chevrons, the URL is no longer clickable in the final PDF. What is the right way to add the triangular brackets and have the URL clickable?

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The \url command can be redefined the same way as hyperref. The following example first defines url command \guilurl, which uses single guillemots as angle brackets. Then \url is redefined using \guilurl:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}% \guilsinglleft and \guilsinglright
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{amstext}

\usepackage{hyperref}

\DeclareUrlCommand{\guilurl}{%
\def\UrlLeft{\text{\guilsinglleft}}%
\def\UrlRight{\text{\guilsinglright}}%
\urlstyle{tt}%
}
\makeatletter
\DeclareRobustCommand*{\url}{%
\hyper@normalise\guilurl@
}
\newcommand*{\guilurl@}[1]{%