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showexternal(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual showexternal(1)

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

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

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.


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

Not the greatest error handling in the world.

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.

Nathaniel S. Borenstein, Bellcore
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