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 ripMIME(1)                    Paul L Daniels                     ripMIME(1)
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      ripMIME - email attachment / decomposition tool.

      ripMIME -i <mime file> -d <directory>
      [-p prefix][-e [headerfile]]
      [--disable-qmail-bounce][--recursion-max <level>]

      ripMIME is a command line tool used to aid in the extraction of email
      borne attachments to files which can be processed using other UNIX
      tools.  ripMIME supports both the RFC MIME standards as well as being
      able to behave according to various MUA 'features' which are often
      used as exploitation holes.

      -i   Input MIME encoded file (use '-' to input from STDIN)

      -d   Output directory

      -p   Specify prefix filename to be used on files without a filename
           (default 'text')

      -e [headers file name]
           Dump headers from mailpack (default '_headers_')

      -v   Turn on verbosity

      -q   Run quietly, do not report non-fatal errors

           Turn on verbosity of file content type

           Uses the v1.2.x style or filename reporting

           Report MIME header/body defects located in the mailpack


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 ripMIME(1)                    Paul L Daniels                     ripMIME(1)
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           All reporting goes to stdout (Default)

           All reporting goes to stderr

           All reporting goes to syslog

           [ Deprecated ] Turns off strict ascii-alnum filenaming

           Converts all filenames to strict 7-bit compliance

           Saves a given attachment by its content-type if it has no other

           Do not save nameless attachments

           Overwrite files if they have the same name on extraction

           Dont overwrite existing files (This is the default behaviour)

           rename by putting unique code at the front of the filename

           rename by putting unique code at the end of the filename

           rename by putting unique code in the middle of the filename

      --recursion-max <maximum level>
           Set the maximum recursion level into a mailpack.  Often emails
           are forwarded copies of an existing email, each time this is done
           a new recursion level is required.  Malicious emails can be
           constructed with many hundereds of recursion levels to induce
           stack faults in decoding programs.  ripMIME is hard coded with a
           default of 20 levels, this may be overidden using this parameter.

           Process mailbox file

           Returns error codes for non-fatal decoding situations

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 ripMIME(1)                    Paul L Daniels                     ripMIME(1)
 MIME decoders                                                 MIME decoders


           Produces detailed information about the whole decoding process

    Attachment type decoding switches
           Turn off TNEF/winmail.dat decoding

           Turn off OLE decoding

           Turns off the facility of detecting UUencoded attachments in

           Turns off the facility of decoding QuotedPrintable data

           Turns off saving of double-CR embedded data

           Turns off MHT (a Microsoft mailpack attachment format ) decoding

           Turns off ripMIME's look-ahead searching for RFC822 headers
           within a body of text. Normally the look-ahead is useful for
           decoding embedded emails which have been bounced back by systems
           like qmail, but have been included in such a way that they are
           not meant to be decoded, unfortunately some MUA (Outlook for one)
           still decode it, hence we need to by default check for
           attachments in such forwarded bodies.

           Turns off the behaviour of handling multiple filename occurances
           in a single MIME header. Normally ripMIME will generate a hard
           link for each additional filename beyond the original attachment
           filename detected.

    Auxillary parameters
           Displays the information obtained by the Makefile script when
           ripMIME was built.  This includes the Unix timestamp, human
           readable version of the timestamp and the output from 'uname -a'.

      -V --version
           Give version information

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 ripMIME(1)                    Paul L Daniels                     ripMIME(1)
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      -h   Terse information on how to use ripMIME.



      To unpack an email in a file 'mailpack' to the directory /tmp with
      verbose output of the files unpacked; ripmime -i mailpack -v -d /tmp

      Paul L Daniels
      ripMIME WWW site
      ripMIME mailing list <>
      For mailpacks which do not appear to decode correctly - please email
      to <>

      altermime(1), inflex(1), ripole(1), opentnef(1)

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