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Mail::Cap

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)

Updated: 2014-01-05

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NAME

Mail::Cap - Parse mailcap files

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

Parse mailcap files as specified in "RFC 1524 --A User Agent Configuration Mechanism For Multimedia Mail Format Information>. In the description below refers to the MIME type as specified in the header of mail or HTTP messages. Examples of types are:

You could also take a look at the File::MimeInfo distribution, which are accessing tables which are used by many applications on a system, and therefore have succeeded the mail-cap specifications on modern (UNIX) systems.

METHODS

Constructors

Mail
:Cap->new(OPTIONS):Create and initialize a new Mail::Cap object. If you give it an argument it will try to parse the specified file. Without any arguments it will search for the mailcap file using the standard mailcap path, or the MAILCAPS environment variable if it is defined.

:

filename => FILENAME
Add the specified file to the list to standard locations. This file is tried first.:
take => 'ALL'|'FIRST'
Include all mailcap files you can find. By default, only the first file is parsed, however the RFC tells us to include ALL. To maintain backwards compatibility, the default only takes the FIRST.:

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example:

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Run commands

These methods invoke a suitable program presenting or manipulating the media object in the specified file. They all return if a command was found, and otherwise. You might test for the outcome of the command.

:$obj->compose(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->edit(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->print(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->view(TYPE, FILE)

Command creator

These methods return a string that is suitable for feeding to system() in order to invoke a suitable program presenting or manipulating the media object in the specified file. It will return if no suitable specification exists.

:$obj->composeCmd(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->editCmd(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->printCmd(TYPE, FILE)

:$obj->viewCmd(TYPE, FILE)

Look-up definitions

Methods return the corresponding mailcap field for the type.

:$obj->description(TYPE)

$obj->field(TYPE, FIELD)
Returns the specified field for the type. Returns undef if no specification exists.:

:$obj->nametemplate(TYPE)

:$obj->textualnewlines(TYPE)

:$obj->x11_bitmap(TYPE)

SEE ALSO

This module is part of the MailTools distribution, http://perl.overmeer.net/mailtools/.

AUTHORS

The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr. Later, Mark Overmeer took over maintenance without commitment to further development.

Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas <[email protected]>. Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek <[email protected]>. Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce <[email protected]>. For other contributors see ChangeLog.

LICENSE

Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr <[email protected]> and 2001-2007 Mark Overmeer <[email protected]>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html


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