Procmail Decoding Mime Messages
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Thu Apr 25 13:45:47 UTC 2013
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> writes:
> On Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:07:35 -0500, Martin McCormick wrote:
>> Is there a filter that one can run in procmail in which
>> base64 encoded data go in and text comes out so one can allow
>> procmailrc to do its work?
>> Is there anything which will take a raw email message
>> and spit out linear strings which can be processed like normal
> I think this is possible with uudecode, in this case b64decode.
> See "man uuencode" for more information.
uuencode predates MIME. Although there are MIME types defined for it,
the base-system tools don't handle the MIME headers or section marking.
For this purpose, a MIME-aware tool (such as ripmime, or metamail, or
mmencode) will be much more useful as part of an automated filtering
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