Re: multipart emails (with HTML) translation to single text/plain 8bit

2001-06-11 11:47:47
On June 11, 2001 at 14:58, "Gildas PERROT" wrote:

I would like to translate multipart email to a single text/plain 8bit file
since those emails will be processed by an application which needs that type
of format. Is it possible to do that with Mhonarc and how ? Or is it better
to do that with another translator ?

MHonArc is oriented to converting to HTML, but the code base could
accommodate conversion to other formats.

A simple approach is to have MHonArc convert the message to HTML then
call a program that can dump HTML to text.  For example:

  shell> mhonarc -single message.822 > message.html
  shell> lynx -force_html -dump message.html > message.txt

It would be better if the HTML->text translator can take input from
stdin so you can just pipe output from mhonarc to it, but if not,
something like the above can be encapsulated in a script.

Note, you will probably want to specify a resource file to mhonarc
that excludes data that cannot be converted straight to HTML/text
(e.g. image/*, video/*, application/*, ...).  This will also avoid
the creation of files representing attachments.