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Re: pdf viewer

From: Ben Bacarisse
Subject: Re: pdf viewer
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2018 01:12:38 +0100 (Kamil Jońca) writes:

> "Garreau, Alexandre" <> writes:
>> On 2018-10-06 at 12:39, Teemu Likonen wrote:
>>> Kamil Jońca [2018-10-06 11:02:54+02] wrote:
>>>> For some time emacs view pdf files with its internal viewer. But I
>>>> want to keep old behavior - open them with xpdf/evince How can I do
>>>> it?
>>> You can use mailcap-user-mime-data variable to override the (generated)
>>> defaults in mailcap-mime-data:
>>>     (setq mailcap-user-mime-data
>>>           '(((type . "application/pdf")
>>>              (viewer . "evince %s"))))
>> My emacs uses its internal viewer doc view, and yet I see this in my
>> predefined (I didn’t touch it myself) mailcap-user-mime-data:
>> #+BEGIN_SRC elisp
>>   ("pdf"
>>    (viewer . "okular '%s'")
>>    (type . "application/pdf")
>>    (test "test" "\"$DISPLAY\"" "!=" "\"\"")
>>    ("nametemplate" . "%s.pdf"))
>> #+END_SRC
> Are you sure you speak about mailcap-user-mime-data, not
> mailcap-mime-data?

Part of the trouble is that mailcap.el defines a sort function that
favours symbols over strings.  As a result, no matter what viewer
command you have, 'doc-view-mode will win out.

I have used a temporary fix which is to have

(require 'mailcap)
(setq mailcap-mime-data nil)
(mailcap-parse-mailcaps nil t)

in .emacs.  This is a crude fix, but it works for the time being.

I started a thread about this a few days ago in comp.emacs and there
have been some other ideas along the line of code to pickout the
'doc-view-mode a-list entries.


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