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Manual Reference Pages  -  SHOWEXTERNAL (1)

NAME

showexternal - Fetch and display the body of a mail message that is included by reference

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
See Also
Environment
Bugs
Copyright
Author

SYNOPSIS

showexternal body-file access-type name [site [directory [mode [server]]]]

DESCRIPTION

The showexternal program will attempt to obtain the real body of a mail message that is included only by reference, using the MIME type "message/external-body". It is intended to be called by metamail via a mailcap entry like the following:

message/external-body; showexternal %s %{access-type} %{name} %{site} %{directory} %{mode} %{server} ; needsterminal

If it succeeds in fetching the message body, showexternal will then call metamail to actually display it.

SEE ALSO

metamail(1)

ENVIRONMENT

The FTP environment variable can override "ftp" as the name of the ftp program.

BUGS

Not the greatest error handling in the world.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1991 Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore)

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this material for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies, and that the name of Bellcore not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to this material without the specific, prior written permission of an authorized representative of Bellcore. BELLCORE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR SUITABILITY OF THIS MATERIAL FOR ANY PURPOSE. IT IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

AUTHOR

Nathaniel S. Borenstein, Bellcore
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