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MIMEVIEW(1) User Commands MIMEVIEW(1)


mimeview - display files, using mailcap mechanism.


mimeview [OPTION...] FILE [FILE ...]


GNU mimeview -- display files, using mailcap mechanism.

do not ask for confirmation before displaying files, or, if TYPE-LIST is given, do not ask for confirmation before displaying such files whose MIME type matches one of the patterns from TYPE-LIST
enable debugging output
use this mime.types file
disable interactive mode
identify MIME type of each file
use metamail to display files
do nothing, just print what would have been done
test mime.types syntax and exit
Global debugging settings
set Mailutils debugging level

--[no-]debug-line-info show source info with debugging messages

Configuration handling
load this configuration file; implies --no-config
check configuration file syntax and exit
verbosely log parsing of the configuration files
do not load site and user configuration files
do not load site-wide configuration file
do not load user configuration file
set configuration parameter
Informational options
show configuration file summary
show compilation options
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Debug flags are: g - Mime.types parser traces l - Mime.types lexical analyzer traces 0-9 - Set debugging level


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