mwm at mired.org
Thu Sep 22 17:42:28 CEST 2005
Dan <dan at cellectivity.com> writes:
> Under Linux you can probably use xpdf or gpdf:
> os.system("xpdf /path/to/file.pdf")
> Note that you should check the return code of "system" to see if the
> execution was successful. For example, the user might not have xpdf
This is the problem that the "open" package was designed to
solve. The API for Python apps is still under development, but if you
do 'os.system("open /path/to/file.pdf")', open will use the users
preferred pdf viewer, and interact with the user to select one if they
don't have a prefernce on record.
Mike Meyer <mwm at mired.org> http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/
Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information.
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