Open mime attachments in Emacs
As shown in a previous post, Emacs has some nice email readers. However, the default handling of most attachments (MIME types in traditional programming speak) is just to save the file. I have configured Emacs to rely on Windows for opening some types of attachments that I find often. As an example, I show below how to open PDFs and Word files, although it can be extended to other file types. Place this code in your Emacs' init.el file.
(ctree-set-calist-strictly 'mime-acting-condition '((mode . "play") (type . application) (subtype . pdf) (method . jjgr-default-mime-open))) (ctree-set-calist-strictly 'mime-acting-condition '((mode . "play") (type . application) (subtype . vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) (method . jjgr-default-mime-open))) (defun jjgr-default-mime-open (&optional a b) (let* ((entity (get-text-property (point) 'mime-view-entity)) (name (mime-entity-safe-filename entity)) (filename (concat (getenv "HOMEDRIVE") (getenv "HOMEPATH") "\\Downloads\\" name))) (mime-write-entity-content entity filename) (print `(start-process "cmd.exe" "*Play*" "cmd.exe" ,filename)) (start-process "cmd.exe" nil "cmd.exe" "/c" "start" "/b" filename)))