Hi Alexander On 2014-11-07 09:58:40, Alexander Baier wrote: > On 2014-11-06 23:41 Sebastian Ramacher wrote: > > On 2014-11-02 16:22:35, Alexander Baier wrote: > >> Hello pwmt-devs! > >> > >> Is there any way to tell a running zathura instance to change the page > >> it is currently displaying? If I simply issue the following command > >> line, a second instance of zathura is started. I, however, want the > >> already running instance (displaying /tmp/test.pdf) to display page 5. > >> > >> zathura --page=5 /tmp/test.pdf > >> > >> I want this to work on every PDF, which implies (IIUC) that using the > >> synctex support is not an option here. > >> > >> If the description above was not clear, just try the the above with > >> evince or okular to see what I am talking about. Okular accepts an extra > >> option "--unique" to toggle this behaviour. Evince just always does > >> this - if you want it or not. > >> > >> Is this achievable with the current zathura version? And if not, would > >> you consider adding such a feature in a future version? > > > > The D-Bus interface offers a GotoPage method. You can do the same what > > we do for --syntex-forward: look for a prg.pwmt.zathura instance that > > has the correct file open (check the filename attribute) and run > > GotoPage on it. The code that does this for --synctex-forward is located > > in dbus-interface.c (iterate_instances_call_synctex_view). > > Thank you for the pointer to the dbus interface. My C experience, > however, amounts to almost nothing which is why I probably won't try to > implement this feature myself.
Here is a simple Python script that does what you want: import dbus import sys filename=sys.argv page=sys.argv session = dbus.SessionBus() for name in session.list_names(): if not name.startswith("org.pwmt.zathura"): continue proxy = session.get_object(name, "/org/pwmt/zathura") zathura = dbus.Interface(proxy, "org.pwmt.zathura") properties = dbus.Interface(proxy, "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties") ofilename = properties.Get("org.pwmt.zathura", "filename") if ofilename != filename: continue zathura.GotoPage(page) Call it with python $foo.py /absolute/path.pdf page > If you think this feature is use full, I can open a feature request on > the bug tracker. What do you think? Maybe we should start a collection of scripts instead of putting them all in the binary. I don't know yet. Cheers -- Sebastian Ramacher _______________________________________________ zathura mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.pwmt.org/mailman/listinfo/zathura