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Re: New virtual package x-image-viewer?

On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 09:07:54PM +0200, Jan Hauke Rahm wrote:
> Basically

> egrep '^image/(png|x-portable-pixmap)\s*;\s*((\S*).*?)\s*($|;.*)' /etc/mailcap

> > A virtual package only makes sense if it will also provide a standard
> > interface that other packages will invoke.

> It doesn't have such, it just chooses one out the list provided by the
> command above (it's actually perl but anyways).

Well, a mailcap entry would qualify as such a standard interface - though
you ought to be using 'see' (or 'run-mailcap') instead of parsing the file
directly, indeed.

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