Can cron e-mail HTML?

Daniel Bye dan at
Sun Jul 15 12:19:33 UTC 2007

Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> On субота 14 липень 2007, Daniel Bye wrote:
> = So it's beginning to look as if your best bet is in fact to make your
> = script handle sending the mail.
> Yeah, seems like it...
> = Not the cleanest solution, but one that will get your messages formatted
> = exactly how you want them.
> Well, I started looking into how much effort would it be to translate the 
> strings returned by libmagic(3)'s routines into Content-Type.
> If it is easy enough, I could hack cron to analyze the job's output using 
> magic_buffer(3) and set Content-Type if anything recognizable is detected...
> The translation is the difficult part :-( Instead of the standardized
> 	text/html
> for example, libmagic returns:
> 	HTML document text
> It is trying to be human-readable, while I need the machine-readable strings.

Is /usr/share/misc/magic.mime of any use? Apparently it is consulted by
file(1) when called with -i. According to libmagic(3), magic_open() with
the MAGIC_MIME flag should do the same.



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