From: Caolan McNamara (cmc at domain stardivision.de)
Date: Wed 05 Jul 2000 - 08:45:26 IST
At 14:35 04.07.00 +0000, James brennan wrote:
>Can you reccomend a good client.
>I would like to be able to handle attachments (mostly MS word !!)
Well StarWriter is a very good word importer, while StarMail is to be avoided.
Most mail apps should read the /etc/mailcap (or ~/.mailcap if it exists) to
determine what application is associated with a particular file type. So add
application/msword; soffice %s
(if necessary use the full path to soffice)
to your /etc/mailcap or copy this file to ~/.mailcap and then add the line
lack permissions to fiddle with the glocal copy.
Now for example in pine when you go to view attachment and whack return
will open up the document. Soffice works like netscape in that an already
process will be asked to open the document if there is a soffice running
you don't have to suffer the pains of multiple startup waits. Given some
support or something similiar and a copy of soffice you can use whatever
is flavour of the month.
This *should* work cavets being that I haven't got the old 5.1 only 5.2 and
I haven't tested this in the real world.
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