Once I've attached a file to an email in Mutt, I can't find a way to detach it again. Surely there must be one?

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You can use D (uppercase) to remove the attachment under the cursor.

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    First type v to view the message structure including attachments. $ will then execute the deletion.
    – Juancho
    Sep 30, 2016 at 13:33
  • @Juancho I think the question is about the Compose screen, not the Pager view.
    – Sparhawk
    Feb 6, 2018 at 6:26
  • Is there a way to do that without downloading (over IMAP, in my case) the whole message, with its giant attachment?
    – ericP
    Jan 25, 2019 at 14:44

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