showpartial - Fetch and display the body of a mail message that is included by reference


showpartial file id partnum totalnum


The showpartial program will squirrel away the body of a MIME-format message that is of type "message/partial" for later use. When it is called on the last piece, it will put the pieces together and call metamail to display the full message. It is intended to be called by metamail via a mailcap entry like the following:

message/partial; showpartial %s %{id} %{number} %{total}

The parts are squirrelled away on /tmp, which means that /tmp can fill up if you never get the remaining parts. When the message is finally displayed, via metamail, the parts are all discarded, and the user is asked whether or not to delete the file containing the entire message.




Copyright (c) 1991 Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore)

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Nathaniel S. Borenstein, Bellcore

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