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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 13:01:15 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Cecil Westerhof <> 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
> avail.

I closed Gnus and Emacs and started them again. Now it works.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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