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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: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 04:25:18 +0200

On 18.9.2013, at 14:14, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Eric,
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:07:17AM +0100, Eric S Fraga wrote:
>> Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:
>> [...]
>>> I need some feedback from users using different desktop environments.
>> [...]
>>> 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 &.
>>> Cheers,
>> One more data point.  I don't use a desktop environment as such.  I use
>> /ratpoison/ as my window manager.  In my use case, on a system running
>> Ubuntu 13.04, xdg-open works perfectly fine, both synchronously (!) and
>> asynchronously (&), for all three file types listed above, bringing up
>> evince, libreoffice and firefox respectively.
> I think that is expected.  The bug is in the desktop specific open
> commands.  Since you use none, generic open is used.  That is simply a
> shell function, and does the right thing.


Is there a generic open command in Linux?  Why don't we use this instead?

- Carsten

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

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