On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 12:07:42PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote: > > I'm trying to understand the use of mailcap for MIME translation within a > mail client. I installed mail/metamail, which created a .mailcap file in > my home directory. That file appears to be a copy of the run-mailcap > script. But what does it do? It seems like it does nothing. > > What I'm trying to do is get the mail client to open an image viewer when I > double-click on a jpeg attachment. The mail client is designed to source > the mailcap file from /etc/, /usr/local/etc/ and from ~/.mailcap. > > What am I missing here? What's the best/proper way to do this? >
Put this in ~/.mailcap: application/x-gzip;/usr/local/bin/zless %s text/html;/usr/X11R6/bin/firefox %s application/pdf;acroread %s application/postscript;gview %s image/gif;xv %s image/jpeg;xv %s image/png;xv %s There are some others you may find useful. I use mutt. -- Frank echo "f r a n k @ e s p e r a n c e - l i n u x . c o . u k" | sed 's/ //g' --->PGP keyID: 0x10BD6F4B<--- _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"