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Re: [Orgmode] Link-protocols

From: Christian Zang
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Link-protocols
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:32:52 +0100

Am 26.02.2010 um 18:18 schrieb Anthony Lander:

> On 10-Feb-26, at 8:57 AM, Christian Zang wrote:
>> I use org-mode for notes, and DEVONthink and Papers on the mac for storing 
>> reference material. I want to add links to entries in DEVONthink and Papers 
>> to my org-files, but org doesn't understand links like
>> papers://doi/10.1038/463860a
>> or
>> x-devonthink-item://6EB3DF6A-9B0D-4D26-A7D3-86D0B589E455
>> However, when I paste these links into my browser, the desired documents 
>> open in the respective app.
>> Is there a way to add these "protocols" to the protocols org can handle? I 
>> looked into org-follow-link, but couldn't come up with a solution.
> Hi Christian,
> Here is a snippet I use for opening Together links (another mac organizer):
> --------------------------------------------------
> (org-add-link-type "x-together-item" 'org-together-item-open)
> (defun org-together-item-open (uid)
>  "Open the given uid, which is a reference to an item in Together"
>  (shell-command (concat "open \"x-together-item:" uid "\"")))
> ---------------------------------------------------
> I suspect that this can be adapted for your purposes as well.
> Regards,
>  --Anthony

Hi Anthony,

thanks for the snippet, it works perfectly with DEVONthink, but not with 
Papers.app. I suppose because the Papers-link contains slashes and might not be 
a proper uid...


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