WHAT IS IT
Mail users, especially in non-English countries, often find that mail messages arrived in different formats, with different content types, in different encodings and charsets. Usually this is good because it allows us to use apropriate format/encoding/whatever. Sometimes, though, some unification is desireable. For example, one may want to put mail messages into an archive, make HTML indicies, run search indexer, etc. In such situations converting messages to text in one character set and skipping some binary atachmetnts is much desireable.
Here is the solution - mimedecode.py.
This is a program to decode MIME messages. The program expects one input file (either on command line or on stdin) which is treated as an RFC822 mesage, and decoded to stdout. If the file is not an RFC822 message it is just piped to stdout one-to-one. If the file is a simple RFC822 message it is just decoded as one part. If it is a MIME message with multiple parts ("attachments") all parts are decoded. Decoding can be controlled by command-line options.
WHAT'S NEW in version 2.1.0 (2006-04-27) A patch by Bogdan Maryniuk email@example.com: portable way to get the default charset.
WHAT'S NEW in version 2.0.0 Major rewrite to use python email package.
WHERE TO GET Master site: http://phd.pp.ru/Software/Python/#mimedecode
Requires: Python 2.2.2+
Recommends: configured mailcap database.
Documentation (also included in the package): http://phd.pp.ru/Software/Python/mimedecode.txt http://phd.by.ru/Software/Python/mimedecode.txt http://phd2.chat.ru/Software/Python/mimedecode.txt
AUTHOR Oleg Broytmann firstname.lastname@example.org
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