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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: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:29:00 +0200

On Sep 20, 2013, at 1:07 PM, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Carsten,
> On Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 12:49:43PM +0200, Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> On Sep 19, 2013, at 4:25 PM, Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I have some good news (sort of).  We can force generic open by calling
>>> xdg-open like this[1]:
>>> DE=generic xdg-open /path/to/file
>> Hi Suvayu,
>> interesting!  How does this work?  Is this setting an environment variable 
>> DE before it is run?
>> The syntax looks unfamiliar to me.
> Yes, it is setting the DE variable (internal to xdg-open) to generic.
> You can temporarily alter the environment of a command by prefixing it
> with `var=value '.  The cool thing is the current shell does not retain
> the temporary value.  Here is an example:
>  $ var=foo
>  $ var=bar sh -c 'echo $var'
>  bar
>  $ echo $var
>  foo

OK, this sounds useful.
Next question:  Maybe people who *are* on a Desktop environment will not like 
it if we force DE=generic onto them as well?
Or would't that make a difference?

- Carsten

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

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