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Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:21:39 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca>
> Cc: "Philip K." <philip@warpmail.net>,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:15:14 -0400
> > I presume the list of those candidate applications is short and known
> > in advance, so I thought perhaps on Posix systems where xdg-open is
> > not available we could try them one by one until we find one that's
> > installed?
> I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.  Using `xdg-open` if it's installed
> is already a significant improvement over what we have, I think, and
> it brings no downside to those who don't have it.
> And I haven't heard anyone without `xdg-open` ask for improvements in
> this area.

If the consensus is that systems which lack xdg-open can fall back on
what we have now, I'm fine with doing that.  I just thought originally
that what we have now is somewhat very wrong, not because it bypasses
xdg-open, but because it calls the wrong programs; so I wanted to see
if we could improve the fallbacks as well.

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