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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] Add support for SumatraPDF viewer

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [PATCH] Add support for SumatraPDF viewer
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:30:42 +0100
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Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:

> 2016-02-09 11:56 GMT+01:00 Rasmus <address@hidden>:
>> Mosè Giordano <address@hidden> writes:
>> It seems "start" is the magic command.  Which might make the patch
>> redundant in the first place.
> If I got it right, "xdg-open" is the equivalent on GNU/Linux systems
> and there is a "xdg-open" entry in `TeX-view-program-list-builtin'.

Yeah, I agree.

> Yet, there are different entries for each supported viewer.  The main
> point for having a specific entry for each viewer is that they take
> different arguments to start forward/inverse search.

The point is also that xdg-open typically rely on a helper program.
E.g. on i3 it was almost impossible for me to make xdg-open work properly.
In Gnome-3 it works.

> Does "start" take arguments to be passed to the actual program?
> "xdg-open" doesn't (at least it isn't documented and I can't make it
> work), so it wouldn't be possible to use "xdg-open" as a place-holder
> for any viewer on GNU/Linux.

Yeah synctex is working.  But it opens notepad (as I recall; not at
work)...  I don’t know if the synctex editor can be configure on the fly
or whether there’s a general setting.


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