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NAME

run-mailcap, view, see, edit, compose, print - execute programs via entries in the mailcap file  

SYNOPSIS

run-mailcap --action=ACTION [--debug] [MIME-TYPE:[ENCODING:]]FILE [...]

The see, edit, compose and print versions are just aliases that default to the view, edit, compose, and print actions (respectively).

 

DESCRIPTION

run-mailcap (or any of its aliases) will use the given action to process each mime-type/file in turn. Each file is specified as its mime-type, its encoding (e.g. compression), and filename together, separated by colons. If the mime-type is omitted, an attempt to determine the type is made by trying to match the file's extension with those in the mime.types files. If the encoding is omitted, it will also be determined from the file's extensions. Currently supported encodings are gzip (.gz), bzip (.bz), bzip2 (.bz2), and compress (.Z). A filename of "-" can be used to mean "standard input", but then a mime-type must be specified.

Both the user's files (~/.mailcap; ~/.mime.types) and the system files (/etc/mailcap; /etc/mime.types) are searched in turn for information.  

EXAMPLES


  see picture.jpg
  print output.ps.gz
  compose text/html:index.htm
  extract-mail-attachment msg.txt | see image/tiff:gzip:-  

OPTIONS

All options are in the form --<opt>=<value>.
--action=<action>
Performs the specified action on the files. Valid actions are view, cat (like view but never paged) , compose, composetyped, edit and print. If no action is specified, the action will be determined by how the program was called.
--debug=<value>
Turns on extra information to find out what is happening. Any value other than zero (0) will turn on debugging output.
 

SEE ALSO

update-mime(8)  

AUTHOR

run-mailcap (and its aliases) was written by Brian White <bcwhite@pobox.com>.  

COPYRIGHT

run-mailcap (and its aliases) is in the public domain (the only true "free").


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
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