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Re: [O] bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not ope

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not open pdf file
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:53:12 +0200

On 18.9.2013, at 08:51, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> I think I have tracked down the issue.
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 06:10:02PM -0400, Matt Price wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I would like to know if other desktop environments has the same issue:
>>> kde-open (KDE) and gvfs-open (Gnome, Mate, etc).  So to test, just open
>>> a directory with pdf/odt/html files in dired and run either of them
>>> asynchronously with &.
>> I'm running unity in Ubuntu 13.04, which still is sorta descended from
>> gnome.  Neither xdg-open nor gnome-open seems to work (if I'm doing
>> this right in dired: navigate to a pdf/html file, type &, enter
>> xdg-open).
>> I have the feeling the problem is in emacs, org-open-file, or their
>> interaction.  It's definitely not in xdg-open/gnome-open themselves,
>> as they work fine from the command-line with M-! .
> Unfortunately this is a problem with most of the desktop specific *-open
> commands.  Take a look at this post from emacs-devel (thanks to Glenn
> for pointing me to it):
>  <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2009-07/msg00279.html>
> Essentially, running xdg-open asynchronously will not work for Desktop
> Environments that use gvfs-open (Gnome, Unity, Mate, etc).  From the
> looks of it, exo-open (XFCE) also suffers from the same problem.
> That said, it would be nice if Glyn could try it on KDE for the sake of
> completeness.  As per the emacs-devel post, kde-open should work.
> Conclusion: it would have been nice, but we can't use xdg-open.  This
> feels somewhat like the texi2dvi issue.  :-/

Hi Suvayu,

thank you for spending the time to check this out.  This is too bad,
a general open command like we use it on Mac and Windows would have
been very nice.

- Carsten

> Cheers,
> -- 
> Suvayu
> Open source is the future. It sets us free.

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