Re: [texdoc] problem with texdoc and finding manuals on Debian
On 06/08/2012 09:41, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Unfortunately, then we fall into the pain of the disappearing
> file, (tmp file disappears). I have set the viewer to
> (xdg-open %s) &
> But this is what is recommended in the documentation.
> Do you have an idea about that, too?
Which actual viewer is selected by xdg-open on your system? Is it blocking? From
the comments in texdoc.cnf:
# WARNING: for zip support your viewer needs to be blocking, i.e. it must not
# return immediately: otherwise the temporary file will be deleted too early
The actual command used (showed using the -v switch) is:
(xdg-open "/tmp/texdoc.xc1YEN/pgfmanual.pdf"; rm -f
"/tmp/texdoc.xc1YEN/pgfmanual.pdf"; rmdir /tmp/texdoc.xc1YEN) &
If you have a better idea, suggestions are most welcome. Otherwise, the only way
is to make sure you use a blocking viewer (I usually use xpdf, evince seem to be