Re: attachments associations

On 2010.07.07 01:30, Ildar Mulyukov wrote:
On 06.07.2010 03:36:52, Paweł Sałek wrote:
On 07/05/2010 11:01:47 AM, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
- how can I specify applications to call for given attachments like pdf
Balsa uses gnome preferences for that. I am not sure what is the current method of changing them...

Unfortunately some strange behavior is observed in this field.
I've got a letter with Word Document attached.
Balsa says it's a (application/x-ole-storage) and allows just saving. No option to Open with.. even with right click on the attachment. Exploring deeper even more surprising. In the source of the message I see:
Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="Tex_specCXD.doc"
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Tex_specCXD.doc"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
This only looks stranger than it really is. Balsa (and, I suspect, most mail clients) pays no attention to the file name. It uses the mime type, and that gets set by the email client of the person who sent the message. There is nothing Balsa can do about it. I've received .doc attachements that Balsa open fine with OpenOffice (application/msword), and some (as above) that it will only save. I wonder if it is the web email clients that cause this problem?

And saving to /tmp and opening properties in nautilus says it's
Word document (application/msword)
Once you have saved the file, the OS or window manager, or file manager can look at the file name and first few bytes to better know what it really is.

Wow! What a mess! No wonder Balsa gets lost and can't open it.


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