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Re: [Nmh-workers] Getting mhbuild to attach a directory

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Getting mhbuild to attach a directory
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:50:38 -0800

address@hidden wrote:

> I wonder if somebody could answer two questions for me.
>   How can I attach a directory (preferably compressed) and, recursively, its
>   contents to a message?

I'd probably make a compressed tarball of the directory and attach the
tarball as an application/octet-string body part.

>   How could I have answered this question for myself? Neither "man
>   mhbuild" nor 'cat /etc/nmh/mhn.defaults' helped.

Check out Jerry's book on MH,
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~mh/book/frm-home.htm, which may be helpful.

>     Norman Shapiro

You wouldn't be *the* Norman Shapiro, would you?


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