Re: Funny action on "opening" a pdf document

On Fri, 18 Jan 2013, Piotr Ozarowski wrote:

[Theodore Kilgore, 2013-01-18]
"xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application" 
explicitly mentioning "a file or a url" and then it says 
"If a file is provided the file will be opened in the preferred 
application for files of that type." These words would indicate that it is 
going to open a file by doing something to the file, not by doing the 
extraneous act of starting a web browser. 

do you have something like:

application/pdf;        xpdf '%s';      prioryty=1;     test=test -n "$DISPLAY"

in ~/.mailcap or /etc/mailcap? 

No I did not.

If not, can you add it to ~/.mailcap and check
xdg-open again?

You can also add to ~/.mime.types:

I have no such file

application/pdf               pdf

(didn't try adding any .mime.types file. Are you sure it isn't "xpdf" at 
the end?)

if /etc/mime.types doesn't have it.

No such file in /etc, either. The man page says it has something to do 
with cups. I do have a networked printer at the office, and I do have cups 
installed, and it sends things to the printer all the same. Thus so far I 
have not been missing this file.

No help from adding the line to .mailcap.

Theodore Kilgore

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