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Re: lynx-dev e-mail improvement

From: Eduardo Chappa L.
Subject: Re: lynx-dev e-mail improvement
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2000 08:48:12 -0800 (PST)

*** Henry Nelson wrote in the Lynx list on Jan 12, 2000:

:) > (2) here's an article Joe Friendly would love to see!
:) > i enter  p , follow the 2nd choice, replace the default with his e-address
:) > & Lynx sends the article, incl all the garbage at beginning & end,
:) Use a PRINTER definition in lynx.cfg if you wish to call your favorite
:) mailer rather than execute the default action.
:) Borrowing from the archives:
:) #PRINTER:incl in body, prompt for add:mutt -i %s %s:TRUE
:) #PRINTER:mime attach, prompt for add:mutt -a %s %s:TRUE
:) #PRINTER:incl,subj prompt,dummy add:mutt -i %s -s %s address@hidden:TRUE
:) #PRINTER:mime, subj prompt, dummy add:mutt -a %s -s %s address@hidden:TRUE

What does the Printer command have to do with mailto:? I mean is the usual
user of lynx going to think of doing this? or is this method just
something we say among us so that nobody do the dirty work of writing the
patch. Unfortunately this does not work quite well with pine, I never saw
how you could input the mailto: address from the file. I guess the patch I
am thinking of will be a mixture of the external and the printer

*** Philip Webb wrote in the Lynx list on Jan 12, 2000:
:) i recompiled with  --enable-externs  & in  lynx.cfg  added the line
:) EXTERNAL:mailto:mutt %s:TRUE
:) which does get Mutt to start.
:) 3 problems:
:) (1) there appears to be no way to include the current document
:) in the file to be mailed:  %s  is the  mailto: URL

Yep, discussed many times in this forum.

:) and a 2nd  %s  causes problems (see 3);
:) (2) Mutt (at least) offers as `To:' line `mailto: address@hidden' ;

Yep discussed also many times, the usual solution is to pass the address
to a script that gets rid of the mailto: part. In pine you do not need a
script, you need to define it like:

EXTERNAL:mailto:pine -url %s:TRUE

and that will do the job for you.

:) (3) Lynx 2-8-3dev.14 crashes if the external command is badly defined:
:) surely in that case, Lynx should provide an error message & continue.

I did not know that. Although it may have been discussed several times
in this forum :)


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