On Thu, Sep 15 2016, Matt Price wrote:
> hi Everyone,
> I have been through this a million times, but I never seem to remember, and
> have a hard time finding
> the answer online or in my archives.
> On a Linux system, how should I set org-file-apps to allow org to open odt
> files in libreoffice, html files
> in Firefox, and pdf files in evince (especially in export-and-open commands)?
> I have tried a couple of htings; this is what C-h v org-file-apps currently
> Its value is ((remote . emacs) (system . mailcap) (t . mailcap))
> Original value was
> ((auto-mode . emacs)
> ("\\.mm\\'" . default)
> ("\\.x?html?\\'" . default)
> ("\\.pdf\\'" . default))
> There's no /etc/mailcap on my mahcine (?), and .mailcap reads:
> */*; xdg-open "%s"
> Running `xdg-open file.odt` from a terminal will open the file in
> libreoffice, but exporting to odt and
> opening with C-c C-e o O opens the file in emacs. What should I try next?
> Thank you!
I can't stand evince so I've explicitly modified the default for pdf
files to open xpdf. It could also be used to make open-office files use the
application you want:
(delete '("\\.pdf\\'" . default) org-file-apps)
(add-to-list 'org-file-apps '("\\.pdf\\'" . "xpdf %s"))))