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Re: [vox-tech] Convincing Mutt to search inside attachments?
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Re: [vox-tech] Convincing Mutt to search inside attachments?



On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 02:52:23PM -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> I've found that this can be extremely handy in a large mailbox:
> 
>   [L]imit  "~t recipient ~s subject ~b sometext"
> 
> However, the messages I'm trying to search or limit contain
> some text inside ATTACHMENTS (tab-delimited or XML text files),
> and neither "~b" (match in body) or "~B" (match in whole email) seem
> to look in those.
> 
> Any suggestions?  (I'm looking into grepmail, but my ISP's shell
> doesn't currently have it installed (I just asked them to :) ), and
> the mailboxes are uber-large.  I'd rather not pull down tons of
> stuff to my laptop, just to find an email or two.)

Bill, that sounds like Mime decoding. I am looking at a raw message
and here is what I see for png. It sounds like you are going to have
to write a handler to search when you find a certain MIME type. 
I bet this could be incorporated into mutt if someone hasn't already
done it.

-----_=_NextPart_001_01CB3FB3.A23F227E
Content-Type: image/png;
        name="request_for_deputy_fail.png"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Description: request_for_deputy_fail.png
Content-Disposition: attachment;
        filename="request_for_deputy_fail.png"

Here is a PERL package that does the MIME decoding for you. 
http://search.cpan.org/~rjbs/Email-MIME-1.903/lib/Email/MIME.pm

> 
> PS - how do people live without Mutt!?

Live with it. Sometimes, I have to save a mail and open it with evolution
to see all the graphics though. I am probably not doing it right though.

brian

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