Opening pdf attachment from mail client not working

ben darby ben at
Sun Nov 26 05:56:22 UTC 2006

* Luqman wrote:
> mail client: mutt
> I have problem opening pdf files directory from my mail client. Saving
> pdf attachments and then opening works fine.
> Mail client shows following mime type for the attachment:
> [-- Typ: application/pdf, Kodierung: base64, Größe: 130K --]
> $mypc:> cat /etc/mailcap | grep pdf
> application/pdf; evince '%s'; test=test -n "$DISPLAY" ; nametemplate=%s.pdf
> I am clueless. Can someone give an advice...

is evince in your terminals path? try using its full path
/usr/bin/evince & try opening it with 'm' in the attachments section to
force the viewing with mailcap, other than that im not sure as it works
fine here.

ben darby
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