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Old 02-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I have failed to add a mime-type for sc files to .mailcap

I want to add an entry to .mailcap to run my spreadsheet program, sc,
when it encounters a file with the .sc extension.

/etc/file/magic has an sc entry that includes:

!:mime application/x-sc

I put:

application/x-sc; /usr/bin/sc %s

in my .mailcap. /usr/share/mime has an entry for sc files.
/usr/bin/file identifies sc files correctly. I've read RFC 1254. No
error is reported. I've inserted lots of other file types into
.mailcap successfully: where have I gone wrong with sc?

It's in the detection: if I rewrite .mailcap to run sc on jpeg files
then mail tries to run sc on jpeg files

Last edited by RandomTroll; 02-14-2012 at 05:55 PM.
Old 02-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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application/x-sc sc

to $HOME/.mime.types solved this problem. .mime.types is an 'extension map'; some apps look for a global extension map.


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