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Re: [Nmh-workers] Email access while traveling?

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Email access while traveling?
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:01:25 -0400

kevin wrote:
 > One problem I have more and more often with running nmh in a
 > terminal is that people and systems frequently send messages
 > encoded as html or in the Microsoft variant of quoted-printable.
 > Neither of these is very usable in my terminal windows.  I think
 > that's likely because I haven't kept up on my MIME definitions
 > in my MHN config file.  Maybe I should unhook all my stale stuff
 > and see what the latest version of nmh (which I'm running) can do
 > with these formats.

i deal with those with a couple of wrappers.  my normal mhn.defaults
file excludes a rule for text/html, to force mh to dislay plain text
if it's available.

if i need to see the html, i use either "phtml" or "phtml_dump", to
run a text browser on the message -- which of those i use depends on
whether i want a live text browser or just a text dump of the contents
(since sometimes i want to see the footnote-style link display of the
"dump" format).

  echo "mhshow-show-text/html: %p/usr/bin/links -force-html '%F'" > 
  MHSHOW=/tmp/mhn.conf mhshow $*

  echo "mhshow-show-text/html: %p/usr/bin/lynx -verbose -force_html '%F' -dump  
| less" > /tmp/mhn.conf
  MHSHOW=$Mail/mhn_dump.conf mhshow $*

(i'm not sure why one of those uses links and the other lynx.  oh well.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 55.9 degrees)

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