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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       [--option[=value]]       [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
              Turns on extra information to find out what is happening.

       --nopager
              Ignores  any  "copiousoutput"  directive  and  sends  output  to
              STDOUT.

       --norun
              Displays the found command without actually executing it.

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").