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urlscan - browse the URLs in an email message from a terminal
urlscan [options] < message urlscan [options] message
urlscan accepts a single email message on standard input, then displays a terminal-based list of the URLs in the given message. Selecting a URL will invoke sensible-browser(1) on it (and hence any browser specified in the BROWSER environment variable). urlscan is primarily intended to be used with the mutt (1) mailreader, but it should work well with any terminal-based mail program. urlscan is similar to urlview(1), but has the following additional features: 1. Support for more message encodings, such as quoted-printable and base64. 2. Extraction and display of the context surrounding each URL.
-b, --background Run the Web browser in the background, so you can select another URL without closing it (this will not work with terminal-based Web browsers such as lynx, links, or w3m). -c, --compact Display a simple list of the extracted URLs, instead of showing the context of each URL.
To integrate urlscan with mutt, include the following two commands in ~/.muttrc: macro index,pager \cb "<pipe-message> urlscan<Enter>" "call urlscan to extract URLs out of a message" macro attach,compose \cb "<pipe-entry> urlscan<Enter>" "call urlscan to extract URLs out of a message" Once these lines are in your mutt configuration file, pressing Control-b will allow you to browse and open the URLs in the currently selected message.
/usr/share/doc/urlscan/README, sensible-browser(1), urlview(1), mutt(1)
This manual page was written by Daniel Burrows <firstname.lastname@example.org>. December 10, 2006 URLSCAN(1)