[texdoc] TeXdoc bug/feature request

Marcin Borkowski mbork at mbork.pl
Fri Apr 27 09:49:59 CEST 2018

On 2018-04-23, at 23:42, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:

> Hi Marcin,
>     if the system as xdg-open
> I'm not sure what you mean.

I meant "has xdg-open", sorry for the typo.

>     to make TeXdoc use any given pdf viewer without changing system-wide
>     settings?  
> Yes. You can create a config file $TLTREE/texdoc/texdoc.cnf for any
> $TLTREE included in $TEXMF.  For example, I created
> /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local/texdoc/texdoc.cnf
> as the one line:
> viewer_pdf = xpf
> where "xpf" is my personal PDF viewer (a little script frontend to xpdf;
> of course I can never use anything as distributed :) .
> If you run texdoc -f, it will show you a list of active configuration
> files (and recommend the $TEXMFHOME path for personal settings).
> Alternative, you can forget config files and just set the envvar
> PDFVIEWER_texdoc to whatever you want. I think that should suffice.
> (Or PDFVIEWER, if you possibly want to affect other programs, though I
> have no knowledge of what else specifically pays attention to PDFVIEWER.)
> texdoc --help and texdoc texdoc discuss (much) further, FWIW.
> Let us know if no joy ... happy viewing, karl.

It works as it should, all of it was my mistake.  I had set up the env
variable PDFVIEWER and forgot about it...


Marcin Borkowski

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