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Re: [Nmh-workers] showing application/octet-stream attachments that shou

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] showing application/octet-stream attachments that should be text/plain
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:52:24 +0000

Hi Oliver,

> I find it happens quite often that I receive an e-mail where someone
> has attached something that is likely to be plain text (such as a
> diff) but their mail program has marked it as
> application/octet-stream.  Viewing such attachments ends up being a
> bit of a hassle because they need to be stored in a file first. Does
> anyone know a trick for quickly viewing such attachments?

How about using the MHSHOW environment variable to give a one-off
application/octet-stream handler separate from the normal ones in your

Cheers, Ralph.

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