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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

       run-mailcap      --action=<action>      [--debug=<value>]       [<mime-
       type>:[<encoding>:]]<filename>  [...]

       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

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, 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").