Bug 691947

Summary: Patch to allow external commands
Product: MuPDF Reporter: Daniel Wagenaar <daw>
Component: appsAssignee: Tor Andersson <tor.andersson>
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Bug traffic <tech>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P4 CC: daw, dsdutkiewicz
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   
Customer: Word Size: ---
Attachments: Patch to allow external commands

Description Daniel Wagenaar 2011-02-09 19:25:11 UTC
Created attachment 7227 [details]
Patch to allow external commands

The attached patch adds a new keystroke, "!", to mupdf version 0.7 to run external commands. The first external command is defined in the environment variable "MUPDF_EXTERNAL". By giving the keystroke a numeric prefix, additional external commands may be used. For instance "3!" would run the command defined in environment variable "MUPDF_EXTERNAL3".

As an example of use, you could set "MUPDF_EXTERNAL=lpr" and "MUPDF_EXTERNAL1="pdfdraw". Then, "!" would print the currently loaded file, and "1!" would export its pages as images.

Hope this is helpful,

Daniel Wagenaar
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Daniel Wagenaar
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Comment 1 Daniel Dutkiewicz 2011-02-14 21:06:06 UTC
this patch's addition of app->filename is similar to my own but i've got a lot more changes and it's a bit less well written 

i'll submit my changes in another bug. that is bug #691965

the main issue is that you need to turn the filename into absolute path via realpath as when mupdf is called like mupdf somename.pdf which i commonly do if i'm opening from the command line (although i do prefix it with 'detach' or as i have it aliased 'd') the filename will not be absolute
Comment 2 Tor Andersson 2011-04-10 13:53:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 691330 ***