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Re: Saving certain email attachements using MIME::Tools

by blahblahblah (Priest)
on Aug 30, 2002 at 00:04 UTC ( #193951=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Saving certain email attachements using MIME::Tools

I think this would work:
$body = $entity->bodyhandle; $filename = $body->path;

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Re: Re: Saving certain email attachements using MIME::Tools
by neilwatson (Priest) on Aug 30, 2002 at 13:18 UTC
    $body returns: MIME::Body::InCore=HASH(0x83a39ac) while $filename comes out blank.


    foreach $x (@attypes){ if ($subentity->mime_type =~ m/$x/i){ $attachment = $subentity->bodyhandle->print(); push @attachment, $attachment; print "x = $x subentity =".$subentity->mime_type."\n"; push @attname, $subentity->head->mime_attr('content-disposition. +filename'); } }

    The attachment prints out but is not stored in $attachment. @attname now holds the attachment name correctly. All that remains is figuring out how to store the attachement into a variable for later use.

    Neil Watson

      You're setting $attachment to the return value of the print() method. The perldoc for MIME:Body doesn't say anything about print() returning anything. There are other methods that look like they'll do what you want, like as_string() and as_lines().

      MIME::Tools has some of the better documentation I've seen for modules, with lots of examples. You should run "perldoc MIME::Body" or look at these pages on

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[GotToBTru]: late to the conversation .. but thanks, Corion, for the reminder about Perl::Tidy
[Corion]: GotToBTru: Heh ;) I'm not really endorsing it, as I found that any gains made through it are easily squandered by the hours spent on configuring it. At least in my case :)
[GotToBTru]: Like most Swiss Army Knives, you can cut yourself trying to find the blade you actually want
[GotToBTru]: i am satisfied with the default settings turning the seemingly random formatting into something reliable
[Corion]: GotToBTru: Yeah, I started a quick(ly implemented but slowly running) implementation of a program that would guess the "best" configuration (that is, least amount of changes) from my code, but then found that it stops parsing the source as soon as it ..
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