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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 (uses only
              "copiousoutput" rules and sends output to STDOUT) , 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").