To use these scripts with your favorite mail client, web browser, etc. In plain English, this line means that in graphical environments, gv will open PDF files. The second rule indicates that the file should be processed by pdfcat. The final term on the line, copiousoutput, indicates that the output of pdfcat may be a large amount of text and may need to be "paged".
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It only takes a minute to sign up. I use mutt on Linux. It's been working great for years and years, yet earlier this year it got upgraded and "something" changed.
It's only when the body of the message is HTML that it no longer works. It's like mutt is ignoring. You can still get the old behavior in the attachment menu by pressing 'm' view-mailcap which will always use mailcap for viewing, and should pick up any entries for external viewers "needsterminal".
Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 9 years, 7 months ago. Active 4 years, 8 months ago. Viewed 4k times. Josh 4, 4 4 gold badges 30 30 silver badges 43 43 bronze badges. Thanks to kcwu, have an answer. Mutt changed behaviour and started handling things itself without using mailcap. To view the components as before, forcing mutt to use the mailcap file, select the component of the mail you want to view, then press 'm'.
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Every effort has been made to provide the functionality that the discerning MIME user requires, and the conformance to the standards wherever possible. One is the mime. The other is the mailcap file, which specifies the external commands to use for handling specific MIME types. When you select a message from the index and view it in the pager, Mutt decodes the message to a text representation. The attachment menu displays a list of the attachments in a message. From the attachment menu, you can save, print, pipe, delete, and view attachments.