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Viewing messages in mutt are colorized, but piping them through the less pager removes colorization. How do I preserve message colorization?

I've tried: | less -R

but colorization is stripped prior to less input.

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less or the pipe probably didn't remove your coloring. It's possible the matt program is detecting where its output is connected to and when it's not a color terminal, it disables color formatting. You need to find the option that overrides this behavior. – billc.cn Nov 22 '11 at 22:57
    
@billc.cn: Yes, that is my point, though I should have clarified it better. I'd like to know if there's a mutt option for output without disabling color ANSI sequences (before I hack through the source code to investigate). – Jeff Bauer Nov 25 '11 at 15:53

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