Provided by: mime-support_3.39-1ubuntu1_all
run-mailcap, see, edit, compose, print - execute programs via entries
in the mailcap file
run-mailcap --action=<action> [--debug=<value>] [<mime-
The see, edit, compose and print versions are just aliases that default
to the view, edit, compose, and print actions (respectively).
You can make this your default pager and/or editor by adding the
following to your shell startup:
shell file line(s) to add
~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
sh ~/.profile PAGER=/usr/bin/see; export PAGER
EDITOR=/usr/bin/edit; export EDITOR
csh ~/.login setenv PAGER /usr/bin/see
setenv EDITOR /usr/bin/edit
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.
extract-mail-attachment msg.txt | see image/tiff:gzip:-
All options are in the form --<opt>=<value>.
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
Turns on extra information to find out what is happening. Any
value other than zero (0) will turn on debugging output.
run-mailcap (and its aliases) was written by Brian White
run-mailcap (and its aliases) is in the public domain (the only true