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authorSergey Poznyakoff <>2017-04-19 11:31:41 +0300
committerSergey Poznyakoff <>2017-04-19 13:06:46 +0300
commit7e05a160e2e135006ce612881080d99ed34d4a77 (patch)
treeb905fdb5cea2abf4fd5a125ac300e8b958e95803 /NEWS
parentff1a8a6e673923ab9407815155834971f1f2235f (diff)
New option --mime
* mail/mail.c (mime_option): New variable. (main): assume --mime if either or both of --content-type and --content-encoding are set. Set the mime variable if so. * mail/mail.h (mailvar_is_true): New prototype. * mail/send.c (add_attachments): Continue if the mime variable is set. (add_body): Rewrite, treating the text read from the stdin as MIME part in itself. * mailvar.c (mailvar_tab): New variable "mime" (mailvar_is_true): New function. * NEWS: Document --mime * doc/texinfo/programs.texi: Rewrite the Attachments subsection.
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-GNU mailutils NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2017-04-13
+GNU mailutils NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2017-04-19
Copyright (C) 2002-2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end of file for copying conditions.
@@ -90,6 +90,20 @@ defined. Instead, the following constants are defined in config.h:
* mail: sending multipart messages
+** New option --mime
+This option instructs mail to compose output messages in MIME format.
+The options --content-type and --encoding turn this option on. As a
+side effect, both --content-type and --encoding now affect the message
+body read from the standard input as well.
+** New variable 'mime'
+The 'mime' variable, if set instructs mail to compose output messages
+in MIME format. In fact, the '--mime' option is equivalent to
+'-E set mime', except that it takes effect after all options are
** New option --alternative
When used with --attach or --attach-fd options, this option sets the

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