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:
- Use Pine to save the attachment as a file in your UNIX account on the central email server.
- 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.)
- 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:
- Start Pine.
- At the Main Menu screen, press I to choose Message Index.
- Use the ARROW key(s) to highlight the message with the attachment.
- Press ENTER (or the > character key) to choose ViewMsg.
- Press > to choose ViewAttch.
- Use the ARROW key(s) to highlight the attachment you want.
- Press S to choose Save. This option allows you to save the attachment as a file on the central email server.
- At the bottom of the window, you will see the following program prompt:
Save: Copy attachment to file in home directory
You can accept the filename given or type a new name.
- Press ENTER.
- Press M to return to the Main Menu screen.
- 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.