On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 01:02:50PM +0000, Frank Shute wrote: > On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 07:00:50PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 12:44:55AM +0000, Frank Shute wrote: > > > > > > You can get mutt to launch embedded URLs in a browser by installing > > > urlview and setting up your mailcap. Just thought I'd mention it. > > > > > > <snip> > > > > > WOW! Where is urlview and what exactly do I add to ~/.mailcap?? > > Urlview is in ports: textproc/urlview > > Looking at the urlview manpage, it looks like I was mistaken and it > has nothing to do with mailcap but you need the following in > ~/.urlview: > > COMMAND /usr/X11R6/bin/firefox %s > > Then when you hit Ctl-b in mutt you're presented with a list of pages > extracted from the e-mail that you can then scroll through and open in > the browser. I don't think I had to do anything to my .muttrc > > Voila! No more cut and pasting - took me years before I found it :( > > As for mailcap, it's useful if you get attachments to your mail so at > a minimum you want this in ~/.mailcap > > text/html;/usr/X11R6/bin/firefox %s > application/pdf;acroread %s > application/msword;antiword %s | less > application/postscript;gview %s > image/gif;xv %s > image/jpeg;xv %s > image/png;xv %s >
After messing with this for an hour it finally works. My initial fumbles were that the scipt in /usr/local/bin, url_handler.sh defaults to netscape; then lynx. ... . Anyway, one detail is that whereis finds mozilla and firefox in /usr/local/bin, not X11R6. So I changed both my ~/.mailcap and /usr/local/bin/url_handler:: from "netscape" to "firefox". Now thing work as expected. With mutt, files are saved to ~/Mail/<user>, ^b gives a list of URL's and mailto's. The urlview defaults are such that no ~/.urlview nor /usr/local/etc/usrview.conf are necessary. gary > Then mutt can deal with the attachment appropriately. > > > > > thanks much, > > No worries. > > > > > gary > > > > PS: I wish there were a GUI/HTML-version of mutt that uses > > vi and,more imporatant, save mail in ~/Mail .... *but*.... > > ******. > > I prefer programs that can work without X and I run qmail so prefer > Maildirs. You could probably get mutt to use gvim as an editor if > that's any help. > > You should be also able to get your browser to use mutt for mailto: in > html pages. I can tell you how to do that for firefox, I think. > > Another thing to get going with mutt (if you're dealing with a lot of > mail) is procmail. You can set up a bunch of maildirs and sort your > mail into each one to then be read by mutt at your leisure. > > -- > > 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]" -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public service Unix _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"