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Re: PDF from dired-buffer with win32 Reader in background?

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: PDF from dired-buffer with win32 Reader in background?
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:52:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux) writes:


> Emacs, however, remains locked until I close Adobe Reader!  How do I
> run acrord32.exe in the background while maintaining control of Emacs?

,----[ C-h f dired-do-shell-command RET ]
| dired-do-shell-command is an interactive autoloaded compiled Lisp function in
| `dired-aux.el'.
| [...]
| If COMMAND ends in `&', `;', or `;&', it is executed in the
| background asynchronously, and the output appears in the buffer
| `*Async Shell Command*'.  When operating on multiple files and COMMAND
| ends in `&', the shell command is executed on each file in parallel.
| However, when COMMAND ends in `;' or `;&' then commands are executed
| in the background on each file sequentially waiting for each command
| to terminate before running the next command.  You can also use
| `dired-do-async-shell-command' that automatically adds `&'.
| [...]


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