Re: libgnome: gnome-open.c

Wouter Bolsterlee <uws+gnome xs4all nl> writes:

> 2007-06-17 klockan 14:23 skrev Alp Özmert:
>> I came upon 'gnome-open' while looking for a way to make Emacs/Gnus
>> call the application associated by Gnome as an external viewer for
>> attached files.  The impediment is that I couldn't make gnome-open
>> wait until the process finishes, neither did I have success with
>> gnome_url_show().
>> I would be delighted by any given insight to this first-time gnome
>> hacker to enable him to construct a blocking call to
>> gnome_url_show().
> This is not really possible to do reliably. Many Gnome
> applications are single instance apps (e.g. Evince). This means
> that a second application instance will just pass through the
> command line arguments (e.g. the filename to show) to the already
> running applications, and quit immediately afterwards.

Is there a simple way to find the path to the associated
application? For now that would be sufficient.

Alp Özmert

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