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Re: Cannot open attachments with gnus

From: Alan Schmitt
Subject: Re: Cannot open attachments with gnus
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:00:37 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (darwin)


Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

> If you are on Debian, install xdg-utils which will give you xdg-open.
> If I change the default extension-to-application mapping in Thunar (I
> use XFCE) then the viewer gets chosen automatically.
> See bug report rooted at
> for some issues surrounding xdg-open.

Thank you for the suggestion. I am on OS X, but looking at xdg-open, it
looks very similar to the "open" command line tool I use.

Is xdg-open asynchronous (i.e., does it return immediately after opening
the file)? If so, how do you tell gnus to wait before deleting the
temporary file?



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