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Re: cygstart, mutt or mailcap?

On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, Michael Schaap wrote:

> On 23-Feb-2003 19:07, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >>
> >>I tried everything now it may have something to do with starting it
> >>directly from a view command within mutt.  If I save it and then start
> >>it either through windows or cygstart command it does not have any
> >>corruption.
> Wild guess:
>   1. Mutt saves the file to /tmp/something.doc
>   2. Mutt runs "cygstart /tmp/something.doc"
>   3. Cygstart starts Word (if necessary) and tells it to load the doc,
>      and exits immediately.
>   4. Since Cygstart has exited, Mutt deletes /tmp/something.doc
>   5. Word is still loading the file and gets in trouble
> >
> > Just had a wild idea: try setting your .doc rule in your .mailcap as follows:
> >
> > Application/MSWORD;      cp %s /tmp/blah.doc && cygstart /tmp/blah.doc; copiousoutput;
> >
> > It should set the permissions and ownership of /tmp/blah.doc to your
> > current user...  Don't know if it'll help...
> If my theory, correction, wild guess is correct, then this might indeed
> help.
>   ? Michael

D'oh, this makes much more sense than my WAGs...
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