[linux-elitists] Inline MIME-decoding filter

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Sun Sep 2 14:12:55 PDT 2001


Karsten M. Self writes:

> on Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 01:04:03PM -0700, Seth David Schoen (schoen@loyalty.org) wrote:
> > Is there a filter which takes a MIME message on stdin and writes all
> > attachments to stdout (or does something close to this)?  I looked at
> > metamail, mimedecode, and munpack without too much luck.
> > 
> > I want this for a silly application I've mentioned to some people.
> 
> I believe munpack should do this.
> 
> The problem(s) I've had are:
> 
>   - A message with multiple attachments, requiring one-at-a-time
>     handling under most tools.
> 
>   - Multiple messages with one or more attachments that are tedious to
>     handle otherwise.
> 
> I think munpack was the tool that worked for me.  From the manpage:
> 
>     The  munpack  program  reads each RFC-822 message filename and
>     writes all  non-text  MIME  parts  or  split-uuencoded files as
>     files.  If no filename argument is given, munpack reads from
>     standard input.
> 
> ...what's not working WRT this?

I want it to write to stdout.  It works great if you want it to write
to files.

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