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Re: problems starting windows compiled help files with start-process


From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: problems starting windows compiled help files with start-process
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 02:16:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Mathias Dahl <address@hidden> writes:

> Dieter Wilhelm <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> I'd like to be able to open a windows (on XP) compiled help file
>> (.chm).  It works well with `shell-process' in just giving the shell
>> the .chm file as argument.  But I can't get it to run with
>> start-process.  Probably I need to call a viewer for this file.  I
>> googled around and found that the internet explorer is supposed to
>> act as "viewer" for these help files.  The next hurdle is where to
>> find the executable, I can't find iexplorer.exe or iexplore.exe on
>> my disk.
>
> Have you tried using `w32-shell-execute'?
>
> (w32-shell-execute "Open" "blabla.chm")

Exactly what I needed, works perfect, thank you.

Sad that these functions are not mentioned in the Emacs manual for
(emacs)Windows Processes.  I'm coding mostly under Linux and the w32-*
functions are not available when trying `describe-function'.

-- 
    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany




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