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getfilename(1)		    General Commands Manual		getfilename(1)

NAME
       getfilename - Ask the user to name a file in a given format

SYNOPSIS
       getfilename  format-name	file-name

DESCRIPTION
       The getfilename program will ask	the user for the name of a file	in the
       specified format, and will copy that file to the	file-name given	as the
       second argument.

       If  this	 doesn't  sound	very useful by itself, you're right.  However,
       this turns out to be all	you need in order to add some useful function-
       ality to	mailcap-oriented programs such as mailto(1).  For example, the
       following line in a mailcap file	allows mailto to help the user include
       PostScript in outgoing mail:

       application/postscript  ;  lpr  -Pipa %s	; description="Include a Post-
       script File";compose="getfilename Postscript %s"

SEE ALSO
       mailto(1), metamail(1)

BUGS
       This is such a tiny program  it	might  actually	 be  bug-free,	but  I
       wouldn't	bet on it.

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

       Permission  to  use, copy, modify, and distribute this material for any
       purpose and without fee is hereby  granted,  provided  that  the	 above
       copyright  notice  and this permission notice appear in all copies, and
       that the	name of	Bellcore not be	used in	advertising or publicity  per-
       taining to this material	without	the specific, prior written permission
       of an authorized	representative of Bellcore.  BELLCORE MAKES NO	REPRE-
       SENTATIONS  ABOUT  THE ACCURACY OR SUITABILITY OF THIS MATERIAL FOR ANY
       PURPOSE.	 IT IS PROVIDED	"AS IS", WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR	 IMPLIED  WAR-
       RANTIES.

AUTHOR
       Nathaniel S. Borenstein,	Bellcore

				   Release 1			getfilename(1)

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