I'm trying to find a way to open files in helm-locate buffers using external software in OS X. Specifically, I'd like to be able to open PDFs in Skim. I know I can hit C-u C-c C-x to choose a program to open a file with, but I can't find a way to get Skim to show up on the list that helm produces.

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If you use skim as your primary pdf viewer, then set it as default application to open PDFs in OSX, then use open to open the file.


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