[linux-elitists] fun with xsel
Nick 'Sharkey' Moore
Thu Jan 23 22:10:44 PST 2003
On Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 03:59:47PM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> So how many times has this happened to you? You're logged into
> a remote server reading mail in Mutt and there's an attached file
> you want to take a look at.
Nifty. I'd never thought of using the X selection buffers for
this kind of thing!
Here's a somewhat simplied version, which doesn't rely
on 'file -i' to work, although it does depend on the sender
being honest about mime types:
# call with ss2 <mimetype> [<filename>]
# eg: mailcap entry "image/*; ss2 %t %s"
uuencode $2 $2
) | xsel -s
xsel -o -s | (
uufilter -s | run-mailcap --action=view $MIMETYPE:-
So, we now have two non-interoperable and largely undocumented
versions of the same idea -- hurrah!
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