view, see, edit, compose, print − execute programs via
entries in the mailcap file
edit, compose and print versions are
just aliases that default to the view, edit, compose, and
print actions (respectively).
(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 no mime-type is found, a last
attempt will be done by running the file command, if
available. 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
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, 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.
Turns on extra information to
find out what is happening.
"copiousoutput" directive and sends output to
Displays the found command
without actually executing it.
copy of the file is opened if the file name matches the Perl
regular expresssion "[^[:alnum:],.:/@%^+=_-]", in
order to protect from the injection of shell commands, and
to make sure that the name can always be displayed in the
current locale. In addition, the file is opened using its
absolute path to prevent the injection of command-line
arguments, for instance using file names starting with
(and its aliases) was written by Brian White
(and its aliases) is in the public domain (the only true