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Re: browse-url


From: Hugh Lawson
Subject: Re: browse-url
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 00:02:01 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Hugh Lawson <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Debian sarge
> > Emacs 21.4.1
> >
> > browse-url works fine if firefox is already running. 
> >
> > But suppose firefox isn't running.
> >
> > If I do 'M-x browse-url' and fill in the url, then firefox pops up for
> > a second and then disappears.  The same thing happens with links I
> > click on in Emacs.
> >
> > I think I can imagine a shell script to deal with this, but surely
> > there is something alread in Emacs.
> 
> The definition of browse-url-generic in browse-url.el needs to get
> replaced with:
> 
> (defun browse-url-generic (url &optional new-window)
>   ;; new-window ignored
>   "Ask the WWW browser defined by `browse-url-generic-program' to load URL.
> Default to the URL around or before point.  A fresh copy of the
> browser is started up in a new process with possible additional arguments
> `browse-url-generic-args'.  This is appropriate for browsers which
> don't offer a form of remote control."
>   (interactive (browse-url-interactive-arg "URL: "))
>   (if (not browse-url-generic-program)
>     (error "No browser defined (`browse-url-generic-program')"))
>   (apply 'call-process browse-url-generic-program nil
>        0 nil
>        (append browse-url-generic-args (list url))))

Hello David,

I don't understand how this solves my problem.  If mozilla-firefox is open and 
running. all is well. If it isn't then there is a problem.


-- 
Hugh Lawson
address@hidden


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