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Re: .doc files in emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: .doc files in emacs
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 11:34:18 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> Subject: Re: .doc files in emacs
>> From: Tim X <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:02:28 +1100
>> Let me know i you want a copy. However, note that it is pretty much my
>> first elisp utility I've let out into the wild - I think the elisp is
>> OK, but not great and probably could be greatly improved by a more
>> experienced elisper. 
> Well, one advice I can give, based on brief reading of the code, is to
> keep in txutils-convert-alist only the program names, without the
> leading directories (e.g., "pdftotext" instead of "/usr/bin/pdftotext"),
> and use executable-find to find the program.
> This way, you will DTRT by default for more users on more platforms,
> and the only users that will need to customize txutils-convert-alist
> are those who install the utilities outside of their PATH.

Thanks Eli. I wasn't aware of executable-find. I will check it out.


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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