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Re: Opening pdf files in Acroread

From: Cecil Westerhof
Subject: Re: Opening pdf files in Acroread
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:22:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Thierry Volpiatto <> writes:

>> I am working with 'GNU Emacs 23.1.1' and 'Gnus v5.13'. When clicking on
>> an inline .pdf file I get a message like:
>>     Displaying gv -safer /tmp/emm.31402kGI/file.pdf...done
>> But nothing is displayed. How can I make gnus open the .pdf file with
>> Acroread?
> Not sure from where you try to open file, but adding a line like this in
> your ~/.mailcap should help:
> ,----[ mailcap entry ]
> | application/pdf; acroread %s
> `----

That file was not on my system. The file /etc/mailcap was, but had no
entry for pdf. I made the .mailcap file with the named entry, but to no

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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