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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.1 annotate

From: Jerry Peek
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh 1.1 annotate
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 14:08:25 -0700

On 1 July 2004 at 14:35, Vish Parakala <address@hidden> wrote:
> Yup, anno seems to work perfectly fine ...
> it's just all other components (which use post/send)

About 15 years ago, when I started writing the O'Reilly MH book,
I played around a lot with the mostly-undocumented process
environments under MH: how certain environment variables passed
from a parent process to its children would alter the behavior
of some back-end applications.  For instance, if I remember
right, dist sets an environment variable to tell "send" or "post"
to at the "Resent-to:" header field instead of "To:", and so on.
(Most of that stuff is documented in the online version of the
book at http://www.ics.uci.edu/~mh/book/ .  Try an index search
for "environment".  I haven't completely updated this for nmh.)

One quick way to track down the problem might be to compare an
older nmh installation with a newer one.  Make a sendproc script,
or a postproc script, like this:

echo "$0 environment:"
echo "$0 arguments:"
echo "$*"
exit 1

(You set "sendproc:" -- and, I think, "postproc:" -- from the
.mh_profile file.)  Send similar messages from both systems
and see if something is different.  I have no idea if that will
help; it's just an idea.

Jerry Peek, address@hidden, http://www.jpeek.com/

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