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

From: Glyn Millington
Subject: Re: [O] bug#14605: Problem with export an .org file to .pdf does not open pdf file
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:34:30 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:31:41PM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
>>  On 17.9.2013, at 22:21, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>> >  I can consistently repeat this outside of Org.  I am trying with
>> > dired-do-shell-command'.
>> > 
>> > Steps: 1) (dired-do-shell-command "xdg-open" nil '("file.pdf")),
>> > the script runs and opens the pdf file.  2)
>> > (dired-do-shell-command "xdg-open &" nil '("file.pdf")), this runs
>> > the script too but the pdf is not opened.
>> > 
>> > (I know the scripts run because I turned on debugging in the
>> > scripts)
>> > 
>> > I'm assuming Org opens it asynchronously.  What lisp function does
>> > Org use?
>>  Org used start-process-shell-command, and this happens in
>> org-open-file, which is called for links to a file in
>> org-open-at-point.
> I need some feedback from users using different desktop environments.
> What DEs do you use, Matt, Glyn?

Xfce here too, on Arch linux.

> I am on XFCE.  For me xdg-open calls the internal function (defined in
> the script), open_xfce.  Inside that function, exo-open is called.
> This is XFCE specific.  When I replace exo-open with say, evince, and
> open a pdf file; start-process-shell-command works; with exo-open it
> doesn't.  I can repeat this for html files with Firefox.
> 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 &.

If you don't get any other feedback I'll try again with KDE in the
morning - it's late here!

with thanks and best wishes


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