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Re: [Nmh-workers] Questionable code - the bigger picture

From: Jeffrey C Honig
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Questionable code - the bigger picture
Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 20:40:15 -0400

Norman Shapiro <address@hidden> wrote:

> Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> writes:
>  of changes are worthwhile.  Can we agree on some way to work this?
> >
> >Oh, just for discussion, here's another change that I'd like to make.  I need
> >to make some changes in the way the context/profile stuff is handled.  
> >Without
> >going into a lot of detail here, I'm adding a -nochangecontext option to many
> >of the programs so that you can, for example, show +newfolder without 
> >changing
> >the current folder. 
> I accomplish a similar functionality with an sh function for use in scripts:
> newmh () 
> { 
>     local oldContext="${MHCONTEXT-context}";
>     local path=`mhpath +`;
>     export MHCONTEXT=,"$oldContext.$$";
>     cp "$path/$oldContext" "$path/$MHCONTEXT"
> }

Even easier is:

     export MH_CONTEXT=/dev/null

This will not work with the default dot-locking authentication because
of a bug (it tries to create /dev/null.lck or something like that), but
if you turn on real locking it works fine.



Jeffrey C. Honig <address@hidden>
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