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Re: Viewing PDFs as text?

From: Roland Winkler
Subject: Re: Viewing PDFs as text?
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 01:05:52 +0100

On Wed Mar 19 2008 Tassilo Horn wrote:
> > would it make sense to have a variable like `doc-view-default-action'
> > so that I can open a pdf file in a tty and get immediately the text
> > buffer?
> That could be done, but I don't think it would be a good idea, because
> it opens a new buffer that has nothing to do with doc-view and that
> could confuse users.  And IMO C-x C-f /path/to/file RET C-c C-t isn't
> too hard to type.
> BTW, if you only use emacs in a terminal and don't use doc-view at all,
> there's a package named txutils [1] that will fit your needs better.

I just ran into this old email.

emacs-w3m now uses doc-view as its default viewer for pdf file.
Certainly this makes sense. It would appear useful to me if for such
an environment doc-view provided a unified and consistent interface
for viewing pdf files both for emacs running under X and emacs
running in a tty.


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