xdvizilla - Helper application for running xdvi
xdvizilla [-no-rm] file
Presently (October 2002), Mozilla has some bugs with helper applica-
tions: it passes gzipped (.gz) files directly to the helper application
without uncompressing, and it passes compressed (.Z) files as empty
To work around these problems, xdvizilla was written to look at files
and decompress them correctly (depending on their file types).
In addition, some sites produced tarred dvi files (including the dvi
file as well as some included figures), and xdvizilla correctly handles
those files as well.
Only one option is supported:
-no-rm Normally xdvizilla will remove file before finishing. This
option inhibits this behavior.
In addition to installing xdvizilla in a directory on the default
search path, it is necessary to set it up as a helper application
within the browser.
For Netscape 4.x, add the following lines to the mailcap file:
application/x-dvi; xdvi -safer %s
application/x-dvi-tar; xdvizilla -no-rm %s
For Netscape 6.x, Netscape 7.x, or Mozilla 1.x, add the following lines
to the mailcap file:
application/x-dvi; xdvizilla %s
application/x-dvi-tar; xdvizilla %s
In addition, it would be useful to check that the following line is
included in the mime.types file:
type=application/x-dvi exts="dvi" desc="TeX dvi file"
Paul Vojta, U.C. Berkeley.
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