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Re: Using a script to diplay web links

From: David Sumbler
Subject: Re: Using a script to diplay web links
Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 20:00:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Reiner Steib <> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 01 2005, David Sumbler wrote:
>> I use Gnus on a virtual console under Linux.  I have
>> (setq mm-text-html-renderer 'w3m) in my .gnus file.  The display of
>> HTML emails is fine.  The problem I have is with links contained in
>> some emails.
>> I have a bash script which takes a URL as a parameter and displays the
>> relevant page in a new tab in Firefox.  I want this to be used if I
>> decide to follow a link in an email.
> (setq browse-url-generic-program "" ;; replace with your script
>       browse-url-browser-function 'browse-url-generic)
> (defun rs-w3m-view-this-url ()
>   "View the URL of the link under point.
> Use `browse-url' when in a Gnus article buffer, else use
> `w3m-safe-view-this-url'."
>   (interactive)
>   (if (string-equal gnus-article-buffer (buffer-name))
>       (let ((url (w3m-url-valid (w3m-anchor))))
>       (if url
>           (browse-url url)
>         (w3m-message "No URL at point")))
>     (w3m-safe-view-this-url)))
> ;; Map it to RET and/or <right>:
> (define-key w3m-minor-mode-map (kbd "RET")     'rs-w3m-view-this-url)
> (define-key w3m-minor-mode-map (kbd "<right>") 'rs-w3m-view-this-url)

Thanks - seems to work like a dream!



David Sumbler

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