[PD] external viewers for additional file types ?

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Mon Mar 12 07:48:51 CET 2007

> Is there a way to define external viewers for files, e.g. a list of the 
> kind:
> pdf    /usr/bin/acroread
> text   /usr/bin/gvim
> mov  /usr/bin/xine
> txt     internal
> [mM]akefile internal
> TODO internal
> ....
> Get the drift?. If there isn't such capability

theres something like this for gnome, where if you run 'gnome-remote /path/to/some.pdf' it will launch evince. osux has something similar, called 'open' i think. on windows, im not sure what you do, maybe 'exec explorer.exe filename'..

im pretty sure pd just uses the tk_fileChooser so youre going to have to figure out how to override its default somehow.. maybe check the tk docs? and check pd.tk. its surely no more than a few lines to do what you want, on all the platforms..

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