[tex-live] texdoc in luatex

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Jun 27 10:35:10 CEST 2007

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:

> texdoc_viewer = { 
>    dvi  = '(start "" %s ) &',
>    html = '(start "" %s) &',
>    pdf = '(start "" %s) &'
> };
> On Windows filename extensions are associated with programs.

On (Debian) GNU/Linux, too, actually we use "see %s".

But I guess there's a problem with "start":  Won't it return at once
when the viewer has been launched?  This would only work for
uncompressed files.  For compressed, I need a command like

"($startcommand $filename; rm $filename; rmdir $tempdir) &"

and I guess this works only if "rm" is only executed after startcommand
doesn't need and lock $filename any more.  Or will the file stay opened
and present on disk until the viewer exits, without being accessible in
any directory?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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