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Re: [Nmh-workers] The invisible mail folder

From: Joel Reicher
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] The invisible mail folder
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:24:08 +1100

>     Date:        Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:07:47 +1100
>     From:        Joel Reicher <address@hidden>
>     Message-ID:  <address@hidden>
>   | In fact, there looks to be a host of inconsistent behaviour. "+/" will
>   | scan the root *directory*. "+.." does *not* scan the directory above
>   | the folder root, but rather the directory above that. "+." scans the
>   | directory above the folder root.
> That's not what I see.   scan +. for me scans the current folder,
> scan +.. scans the parent of the current folder.   scan +/ certainly
> attempts to scan the root directory, but that's no different than
> scan +/any/absolute/path which is needed when you want to look in
> someone else's MH folders (assuming, of course, that you have permission).
> ps: I am using a slightly old version of nmh ...
>   scan -- nmh-1.0.4 [compiled on lilac.noi.kre.to at Sat Jan 24 12:50:44 UTC 
> 2004]

I'm using the CVS code, and I made some changes to the folder path
processing a while ago, so it's more than likely the inconsistent
behaviour has been introduced (by me) since 1.0.4.

If everyone's happy with "+" meaning the folder root and "@" meaning
the current folder and anything following being interpreted the same
as any pathspec would be then I'll clean up the code and try to get
around to making sure it's documented properly too.

I'll also start making the nmh commands tolerant of "bad" files.


        - Joel

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