|Subject:||Re: [O] use of 'system in ox-odt.el|
|Date:||Thu, 21 May 2015 11:21:38 -0400|
On May 21, 2015 04:32, "Rasmus" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Matt Price <address@hidden> writes:
> >> You are on Gnome, rt? I think there is a long standing "bug" in
> >> gvfs-open (which is called by xdg-open).
> >> See the following:
> >> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2009-07/msg00279.html
> >> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652262
> >> I came across this a long time ago trying to investigate why xdg-open
> >> didn't work when running asynchronously like your example.
> >> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.help/93430
> > I think those bug reports describe the problem precisely. I am also on
> > gnome and have much the same problem.
> 2 minutes research suggest that I cannot tell xdg-open to use another
> backend other than through environment variables, viz. BROWSER, DE,
> DESKTOP_SESSION. Unfortunately, I was not able to make this work by just
> setting the DESKTOP_SESSION in either the shell starting Emacs or via
> So I guess on could use an xdg-open alternative or hardcode programs in
Did you try this:
(setcdr (assq 'system org-file-apps-defaults-gnu ) '(call-process "xdg-open" nil 0 nil file))
That works for me.
> A page of history is worth a volume of logic
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