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RUN-MAILCAP(1)		     Run Mailcap Programs		RUN-MAILCAP(1)

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

       run-mailcap --action=ACTION [--debug] [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).

       run-mailcap (or any of its aliases) will use the given action  to  pro
       cess  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 files extension with those in  the
       mime.types  files.   If the encoding is omitted, it will also be deter
       mined from the files 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

       Both  the users files (~/.mailcap; ~/.mime.types) and the system files
       (/etc/mailcap; /etc/mime.types) are searched in turn for information.

	 see picture.jpg
	 print output.ps.gz
	 compose text/html:index.htm
	 extract-mail-attachment msg.txt | see image/tiff:gzip:-

       All options are in the form --=.

	      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

	      Turns  on  extra information to find out what is happening.  Any
	      value other than zero (0) will turn on debugging output.


       run-mailcap  (and   its	 aliases)   was   written   by	 Brian	 White

       run-mailcap  (and  its  aliases) is in the public domain (the only true

Debian Project			 1st Jan 2008			RUN-MAILCAP(1)

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