kline at thought.org
Mon Oct 30 20:40:07 UTC 2006
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
> 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.
> 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.
> 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'
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