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4. Basic Functions

This chapter describes the basic, ground-level functions for parsing and handling. Covered here is parsing From lines, removing comments from header lines, decoding encoded words, parsing date headers and so on. High-level functionality is dealt with in the first chapter (see section 1. Decoding and Viewing).

4.1 rfc2045  Encoding Content-Type headers.
4.2 rfc2231  Parsing Content-Type headers.
4.3 ietf-drums  Handling mail headers defined by RFC822bis.
4.4 rfc2047  En/decoding encoded words in headers.
4.5 time-date  Functions for parsing dates and manipulating time.
4.6 qp  Quoted-Printable en/decoding.
4.7 base64  Base64 en/decoding.
4.8 binhex  Binhex decoding.
4.9 uudecode  Uuencode decoding.
4.10 yenc  Yenc decoding.
4.11 rfc1843  Decoding HZ-encoded text.
4.12 mailcap  How parts are displayed is specified by the `.mailcap' file



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