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Re: openwith.el 0.8f -- Open files with external programs

From: Mathias Dahl
Subject: Re: openwith.el 0.8f -- Open files with external programs
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 15:35:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (windows-nt)

Markus Triska <address@hidden> writes:

>> but the behavior i would like to have (fwiw) is a separate command on
>> a separate key binding which would be similar to what this does, but
>> would instead ask me first for a file name, like C-x C-f does, but
>> then would say (e.g.), `Open foo.pdf with what program (xpdf)? ' --
>> the point being that any time i used C-x C-f i would be asking to
>> visit a file in the buffer, as text, but if i _did_ want to open
>> something with a separate program, i would use a different command,
>> and it would give me both an intelligent default and the option to use
>> something different. There would be no need for a mode to turn on. It
>> would mean one extra time hitting `enter' each time, but then no
>> futzing around those times you don't want it to do the default. Well,
>> a thought, anyway.
> Sounds good, I will add that in the next release (soon). For now, if it
> helps, you can set openwith-confirm-invocation to t, and openwith will
> ask whether to open the file externally. Thank you for the suggestion!

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