Examples of external programs
Default mode - delivery setting
By default, when the Mailto program setting is left empty,
MMM uses mail to deliver a message. However, if the
environment variale MMM_MAIL is set, MMM uses it as the
delivery command. The calling convention is :
command -s <subject> <address>
and the command receives the body of the message in its standard input.
Use xterm -e elm in the Mailto program setting.
MH and exmh
It's a bit more complex. I use the following setup:
- A shell script named compmail, given in the Mailto
program setting :
# Parse command line
while test $# -gt 0; do
case $1 in
-s) shift; SUBJECT=$1;;
*) TO=$1; shift;;
# Prepare the template
draft=`mhpath +drafts new`
/lib/cpp -P -DTO="$TO" -DSUBJECT="$SUBJECT" \
$HOME/Mail/components.template > $draft
# Set cur for -use
folder +drafts `basename $draft`
# If only plain MH is used:
# exec xterm -e comp use
# If exmh is used
exec wish << wish_eof
wm withdraw .
send exmh Msg_Compose -use
- A file components.template, to copy to ~/Mail
- similar to MH's components file, except for the occurrences of
TO and SUBJECT:
A simple hotlist command would be:
echo "<A HREF=\"$1\">$2</A><BR>" >> $HOME/.hotlist.html
Then, define this file as your home page, by adding to your environement:
Then, activate Home to see your hotlist, and Reload
to update it.
Jun Furuse offers a hotlist manager named Surfboard, consisting in
two programs: surfboard and surfboard_remote.
To be used with MMM, surfboard should be run separately,
and you should give surfboard_remote as Hotlist command
setting. Moreover, you should run mmm with the
-external option so that surfboard can remote control
MMM (ie. ask MMM to display one of the hotlist's documents).
I recommend the excellent html2ps, in its 1.0b1 version
(or newer if available). A possible setting is :
html2ps -n -D -b $URL > /tmp/$$.ps && gv /tmp/$$.ps && rm /tmp/$$.ps
Instead of directly printing the result of html2ps, we go through
a Postscript viewer (here gv, but it could be ghostview).
The temporary file trick is there to facilitate further previewing