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From: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: org-open-file with xdg-open not working?
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:19:07 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87a9bdv6wk.fsf@ericabrahamsen.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 878uqxv7bj.fsf@gmail.com

Nick Dokos <ndokos@gmail.com> writes:

> 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?
> Yes.
>> How are you solving it?
> By not using xdg-open: I tend to add explicit entries in my .mailcap instead.

Well pooh... not the answer I was hoping for!

  reply	other threads:[~2014-04-22 13:16 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
2014-04-22 13:19   ` Eric Abrahamsen [this message]
2014-04-22 13:28 ` Nicolas Richard
2014-04-22 14:40   ` Eric Abrahamsen

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