help-gnu-emacs
[Top][All Lists]
Advanced

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Browsing dirs from Dired with graphical explorer


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Browsing dirs from Dired with graphical explorer
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:58:18 +0200
User-agent: Emacs 22.2.1/No Gnus v0.11

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Riley <address@hidden> writes:
>
> Hi Richard,
>
>> Hmm. No joy here on Debian.
>>
>> shell-command worked though but only for directories. For files the
>> cursor sat spinning - possibly because the process was waiting for
>> emacsclient to respond?
>
> I don't know.  What happens if you eval?
>
>   (start-process "dired-external" "*dired-external*"
>                  "xdg-open" "http://www.freedesktop.org/";)
>
> There should be some output in the *dired-external* buffer now.

Yes : "Process dired-external finished". But nothing comes up.

>
> Hm, strange.  This doesn't work here, too, and in *dired-external*
> there's only "Process dired-external finished".  If I replace "xdg-open"
> with "conkeror" it'll start conkeror on freedesktop.org.
>
>   xdg-open http://www.freedesktop.org/
>
> in a terminal starts conkeror on freedesktop.org, too.  I'm totally
> stunned why this doesn't work from inside emacs.  But

its a relief you are seeing the same as me now :-;


>
>   (start-process "dired-external" "*dired-external*"
>                  "xdg-open" (getenv "HOME"))

great! thanks!

>
> does work and open thunar in my HOME.
>
> Can anyone enlighten me why the first call has no result but the second
> works as expected?
>
> Bye,
> Tassilo
>
>
>

-- 


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]