What is mp?
The mp distribution now consists of two programs, mp
The mp program will pretty print various files for you.
It can be used in conjunction with a mail reading utility
for producing a pretty print of your mail items. It can
be used with a news reading tool to pretty print news
articles. Digests can also be printed, and this version
can pretty print ordinary ASCII files as well. Support
for personal organiser printing was added into the last
released version. There are numerous configuration options
to allow you to adjust the way mp generates it's output.
The mptool program is a graphical frontend to mp. It
makes it easy to configure the printout of your documents
without having to remember lots of complicated command
line arguments. It also supports drag and drop of text
from other Gtk+ applications.
See the manual pages for more details on these various
What is mimep?
The mimep program allows users to print multimedia
messages composed with any UA respecting the MIME
standard. It can print most of the bodyparts composing
this kind of mail (gif, jpeg images, text/plain,
text/enriched, postscript files ...). To achieve its
goal, mimep builds a LaTeX document from the MIME message.
Afterwards, it converts it into a "dvi" file, then into
Postscript, outputting either to a file or to a printer.
There is a mailcap_example file in the .../mimep directory
which should be copied to ~/.mailcap, if you don't already
have one. Note that the mailcap file is setup to call
other programs (like xloadimage and ghostview) to display
various MIME types. You should configure this file
accordingly for your site (ie, xv and ghostprint as
See the mimep manual pages for more details on the various
options available with this program.
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CVS , etc.
are available for you to ask questions and to help keep
you informed of the progress being made.