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

From: Philip K.
Subject: Re: Updating dired-guess-shell-alist-default
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:33:31 +0200

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> > 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?
>> This sounds good, but will it work on non-POSIX systems too, or in
>> environments without any of the usual programmes?
> I'm not sure I follow: what is "it" in "will it work" above?

The approach. But disregard the question, I must have misread your
comment and was worried about how a e.g. Emacs on Windows would handle
it, but that shouldn't be an issue, if whatever their default PDF
program is also in the list.

        Philip K.

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