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From: Nick Dokos <ndokos@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-open-file with xdg-open not working?
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:10:08 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <878uqxv7bj.fsf@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 87fvl5ww1p.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net

Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net> writes:

> I'm trying to open files externally (via org-attach), with a mailcap
> that funnels most everything to xdg-open. I notice that doing this with
> org-open-file gives me:
> Running xdg-open /home/me/path/to/file.PDF...done
> But no actual open file.
> Doing a similar thing in gnus, with the `gnus-mime-view-part-externally'
> command, gives me a similar message about xdg-open, but then the file
> actually opens.
> Presumably that's because the gnus version (eventually
> `mm-display-external') calls xdg-open with `call-process' and org does
> it with `start-process-shell-command'. The first is synchronous, the
> second asynchronous, and I do remember seeing something on one of these
> lists about difficulties with xdg-open because the process returns
> before the file actually opens, or *doesn't* return, or some similar
> thing the details of which I'm forgetting.
> Have other people run into this difficulty?


> How are you solving it?

By not using xdg-open: I tend to add explicit entries in my .mailcap instead.


  reply	other threads:[~2014-04-22 13:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-22  9:30 org-open-file with xdg-open not working? Eric Abrahamsen
2014-04-22 13:10 ` Nick Dokos [this message]
2014-04-22 13:19   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2014-04-22 13:28 ` Nicolas Richard
2014-04-22 14:40   ` Eric Abrahamsen

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