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bug #43343: Associate .m files to open in Octave editor in macOS

Submitter:  Or Sattath <sattath>
Submitted:  Wed 01 Oct 2014 05:33:07 PM UTC
Category:  Configuration and Build System Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Need Info Assigned to:  cdf
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * 3.8.0 Operating System:  * Mac OS
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Fri 15 Sep 2017 08:16:54 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I think this is an upstream bug.  The packager, for example Homebrew or Fink, needs to implement file associations.  That isn't something Octave can do.  Closing report.

Rik <rik5>
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Fri 01 Sep 2017 04:39:09 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Is this an Octave bug, or an upstream issue with whoever does packaging for MacOS?  If it is upstream then I would like to close this bug.

Rik <rik5>
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Fri 17 Jun 2016 10:14:03 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Are there plans to address this in the 4.0.x homebrew-based dmg?

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Group Member
Wed 01 Oct 2014 10:02:56 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I'll try to make this option available in the 3.8.2 binary release.

Carlo de Falco <cdf>
Group Member
Wed 01 Oct 2014 09:51:25 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I downloaded Octave 3.8.0 from here:

I installed it in the standard way (that is, I didn't compile from source). I don't remember the exact process.

Or Sattath <sattath>
Wed 01 Oct 2014 09:47:38 PM UTC, comment #1: 

How did you install Octave? Where did you get 3.8.0 from?

Jordi GutiƩrrez Hermoso <jordigh>
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Wed 01 Oct 2014 05:33:07 PM UTC, original submission:  

A .m file is not registered in OSX to be opened in Octave. When I right-click a file in the Finder app, and choose "Open with", Octave isn't listed in the options.

If I try to change "Other", then Octave is not listed as one of the "recommended applications". If I choose Octave to open it, nothing happens: the file isn't opened.

Naturally, I would expect it to open in the editor.

Or Sattath <sattath>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2017-09-15 rik5 Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2016-09-27 mtmiller Dependencies- bugs #49054 is dependent
    2016-06-17 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        SummaryAssociate .m files to open in OSX Associate .m files to open in Octave editor in macOS
    2015-02-22 mtmiller CategoryNone Configuration and Build System
        Item GroupNone Feature Request
    2014-10-01 cdf Assigned toNone cdf
    2014-10-01 jordigh StatusNone Need Info
    2014-10-01 sattath Carbon-Copy- Added -email is unavailable-

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