Manual Reference Pages - GETFILENAME (1)
getfilename - Ask the user to name a file in a given format
getfilename format-name file-name
getfilename program will ask the user for the name of a file in the specified format, and will copy that file to the file-name given as the second argument.
If this doesnt sound very useful by itself, youre right. However, this turns out to be all you need in order to add some useful functionality to mailcap-oriented programs such as mailto(1). For example, the following line in a mailcap file allows mailto to help the user include PostScript in outgoing mail:
application/postscript ; lpr -Pipa %s ; description="Include a Postscript File";
compose="getfilename Postscript %s"
This is such a tiny program it might actually be bug-free, but I wouldnt bet on it.
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