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SSH Annoyances...

One of the few disadvantages to accessing my email through an SSH session on the server is that mailto: links in websites don’t work. Instead of being able to just click on the link, I have to copy the target address, and then paste it into my mail window. Mozex promised to fix all of that.

With mozex, you can specify which command you want executed when a mailto: link is selected. Yeah. So I’m thinking that something like

/usr/X11R6/bin/xterm -e ssh mutt 'mailto:%A?subject=%S&cc=%C&body=%B'

should do the trick, yes?

Except it doesn’t. And SSH session is spawned, but it drops right away. I haven’t been able to find anything in the SSH manpage which explains what I might be doing wrong. Worse, Mark Jugg’s blog suggests he’s doing the exact same thing, and it works just peachy.


debug1: Authentication succeeded (publickey).
debug1: channel 0: new [client-session]
debug1: Entering interactive session.
debug1: Sending command: mutt mailto:%A?subject=%S&cc=%C&body=%B
debug1: client_input_channel_req: channel 0 rtype exit-status reply 0
debug1: channel 0: free: client-session, nchannels 1
debug1: Transferred: stdin 0, stdout 0, stderr 0 bytes in 0.1 seconds
debug1: Bytes per second: stdin 0.0, stdout 0.0, stderr 0.0
debug1: Exit status 0

I wish it weren’t so greek to me T_T

For that matter, neither the “View Source” nor the “Edit Textarea” options under mozex are spawning xterms (both should open vim). FTP and mailto are, OTOH.

::le sigh::

Errors would be awfully nice.