Viewing a word-processed document sent using Pine

If you've received a word-processed file as an attachment in a Pine message, to view the file, you must have access to the word-processing program in which the file was created. In general, these are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Use Pine to save the attachment as a file in your UNIX account on the central email server.
  2. Save the file to your desktop computer using a file transfer program (e.g., Secure Shell on a Windows system or the Fetch program for a Macintosh computer.)
  3. Open the file in the word-processing program in which it was created.

Saving an attached word-processed file from Pine to the central email server

For example, you would follow these steps to transfer an attachment in an email message to the central UNIX server:

  1. Start Pine.
  2. At the Main Menu screen, press I to choose  Message Index.
  3. Use the ARROW key(s) to highlight the message with the attachment.
  4. Press ENTER (or the > character key) to choose ViewMsg.
  5. Press > to choose ViewAttch.
  6. Use the ARROW key(s) to highlight the attachment you want.
  7. Press S to choose Save. This option allows you to save the attachment as a file on the central email server.
  8. At the bottom of the window, you will see the following program prompt: Save: Copy attachment to file in home directory

    filename

    You can accept the filename given or type a new name.

  9. Press ENTER.
  10. Press M to return to the Main Menu screen.
  11. Quit Pine.

Downloading a file from the central email server to your desktop computer

After you use Pine to save the attachment as a file in your account on the central email server, you can download it to your desktop computer using either the file transfer program Secure Shell on a Windows system or the Fetch program for a Macintosh computer.

Opening the file in a word-processing program

After you download the file to your desktop computer, you can open it in the word-processing program in which it was created. The file should have retained its formatting.