[PD] open a pdf file from within PD to a specific location

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Mon May 7 00:48:58 CEST 2018

oh, and perhaps [openfile] is a more suitable name...

2018-05-06 19:48 GMT-03:00 Alexandre Torres Porres <porres at gmail.com>:

> 2018-05-06 16:30 GMT-03:00 IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at>:
>> On 05/06/2018 05:51 AM, Liam Goodacre wrote:
>> > You can use [pddplink] from the pddp library to open a file from the
>> hard disk (or the as-yet unreleased [link] from ELSE).
>> while i cannot help you with your specific question, i'd like to point
>> out that the "link" object is already taken by pmpd, and should probably
>> be avoided (it is a rather generic term as well, so i don't think it is
>> a good name for any special purpose object).
> agreed
> What the object is doing is more opening any kind of file, what pddplink
> actually does as well, but I'm expanding the features to make it able to
> receive a file name and open it. This will open the file according to the
> software specified by the operating system, so opening a wave file calls
> the default software that handles wav files. The deal with urls and
> weblinks is that these are opened by your default browser, so it's not that
> it's a specific thing for weblinks at all.
> So if you give it a "odt" file to open, it'll call the default software
> that handles it...
> I don't know much about this, but if you want to open a documentation file
> at a specific location, I guess your best strategy is to offer a divided
> html documentation folder. And everyone has a default browser for opening
> these...
> cheers
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