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Re: [Groff] roff mime types

From: Bernd Warken
Subject: Re: [Groff] roff mime types
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 07:18:06 +0200
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On Wed, Jun 26, 2002 at 09:27:24PM -0400, Peter Schaffter wrote:
> Speaking for mom <grin>, the issue is less the assignment of a mime
> type than the choice of how .mom documents should be displayed (i.e.
> the handler line in mailcap).  Given that mom's primary focus is the
> preparation of printed documents, displaying mom documents in a term
> doesn't make much sense, hence trying to make her behave like a man
> page doesn't make sense either.
> With a mime.type
>     application/x-troff-mom mom
> and a mailcap handler
>     application/x-troff-mom ; /usr/bin/groff -mom -X '%s' ; test=test -n 
> apps linked to MIME display mom documents nicely with gxditview.
> With
>     application/x-troff-mom ; /usr/bin/groff -mom '%s' | gv - ; test=test -n 
> mom documents display in gv.

The answer is `groffer'.  It automatically determines the most
suitable viewing facility (Postscript, gxditview, tty, etc);
even `-mom' is not necessary.

Bernd Warken

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