[tex-eplain] [solved] Re: Problems with \href{url}{text} and xdvi

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 20:23:08 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 05:29:39PM +0100, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

>> within the dvi file with xdvi, it seems that the program
>> wants to use Netscape and complain not finding it.
>> How can I convince it to accept my Mozilla web browser?

Oleg Katsitadze <olegkat at gmail.com> writes:

> From man 1 xdvi:
>        -browser browser
>               (.wwwBrowser) Defines the web browser used for handling
>               external URLs. The value of this option or resource has
>               the same syntax as the BROWSER environment variable; see
>               the explanation of that variable in the section
>               ‘ENVIRONMENT’ below for a detailed description.  If
>               neither the option nor the X resource wwwBrowser is
>               specified, the environment variables BROWSER and
>               WWWBROWSER (in that order) are used to determine the
>               browser command. If these are not set either, the
>               following default value is used: netscape -raise -remote
>               openURL(%s,new-window) :xterm -e lynx %s:xterm -e wget
>               %s

I put in my xdvi-search.el the simple line:

" -browser mozilla "

and now it seems all right, although the strings reported in the xdvi man look
much more complicated.


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