Attachment weirdness

jeremy bentham dnw at
Tue May 14 16:58:05 UTC 2019

On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 07:35:39AM +1000, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 13May2019 15:45, Patrick Shanahan and Cameron Simpson wrote:

> >>I used xwd to take a screen dump, then imagemagick to trim and
> >>save it as a gif.

> >iianm, mutt does not "decide" the file-type, mime does.  you need to
> >adjust your mime settings.



> This comes from the mime.types mapping, which is stored in
> /etc/mime.types with personal overrides/additons in ~/.mime.types.

(Whatever the e-mail abbreviation for "sound of hand slapping
forehead" is...)

I had looked at my .mailcap file, which didn't help, but
~/.mime.types (which I haven't touched since 1995)
contains--well, contained--exactly one line:

  audio/basic gif jpeg

and I don't know why I did that.  I can't even think of a reason
anyone would _want_ to do that.


 Pogo sez, "Friday the 13th came on Monday this month!

 Dave Williams    dnw at

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