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A simple script that scan and attach the file scanned to a new email on thunderbird.
Require Kdialog, xSane, Imagemagick.
Based on one-touch scan http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Scanner_buttons_and_one-touch_scanning#one-touch_e-mail
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