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RUN-MAILCAP(1)               Run Mailcap Programs               RUN-MAILCAP(1)



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, sep-
       arated 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  file-
       name  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=<&lt;action>&gt;
              Performs  the  specified action on the files.  Valid actions are
              view, compose, composetyped, edit and print.  If  no  action  is
              specified,  the action will be determined by how the program was
              called.

       --debug=<&lt;value>&gt;
              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
       <bcwhiteATpobox.com>.

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



Debian Project                   1st Jan 2008                   RUN-MAILCAP(1)