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Re: [O] org-file-apps settings?

From: Adam Porter
Subject: Re: [O] org-file-apps settings?
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:30:01 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Matt Price <address@hidden> writes:

> Huh. I am not really able to figure this out. I imagine that part of
> the problem may be that org tries to use mailcap as a method, and I
> don't have any mailcap files. So I attempted this, which does not
> work:
> '((system . "/usr/bin/xdg-open %s")
> (auto-mode . emacs) 
> ("\\.odt\\'" . system)
> ("\\.mm\\'" . default)
> ("\\.x?html?\\'" . default)
> ("\\.pdf\\'" . default) )
> *Messages* reports that xdg-open has been run, but the file doesn't
> actually run. seting the odt entry to "/usr/bin/libreoffice %s"
> doesn't seem to have any effect at all -- the file just opens in
> emacs. The only thing that works for now is this bizarre workaround:
> '((system . "/usr/bin/libreoffice %s")
> (auto-mode . emacs) 
> ("odt" . system)
> ("\\.odt\\'" . "system")
> ("\\.mm\\'" . default)
> ("\\.x?html?\\'" . default)
> ("\\.pdf\\'" . default))
> I don't undertand why this would work while the others don't. Of
> course, this is a pretty lousy workaround since now everything opens
> in libreoffice by default!

That is really weird, all right.  If it would help any, I could send you
my /etc/mailcap file.  Since Arch doesn't use one, maybe you could just
drop the one from my Ubuntu system in, and maybe it would work without
causing other problems...

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