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[Nmh-workers] about mhpath

From: markus schnalke
Subject: [Nmh-workers] about mhpath
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:43:08 +0100
User-agent: nmh 1.3


I'm not quite sure if I already told you about it; I hope not.

Attached is a patch for man/mhpath.man which:
- fixes a typo
- makes two sentences more clear

Then there is this sentence:

    Message numbers greater than the highest existing message in a
    folder as part of a range designation are replaced with the next
    free message number.

I simply don't get the sense of this sentence, because it appears to
not be true. At least I could not find any case in which it makes

I think it should be removed, unless someone can show that the
behavior really is such.

--- a/man/mhpath.man    Tue Nov 30 15:28:54 2010 -0300
+++ b/man/mhpath.man    Tue Nov 30 15:30:45 2010 -0300
@@ -20,10 +20,10 @@
 pathnames of the messages to the standard output separated by newlines.
 If no `msgs' are specified,
 .B mhpath
-outputs the folder pathname
+outputs the current mail folder's pathname
 instead.  If the only argument is `+', your
 .B nmh
-\*(lqPath\*(rq is output; this can be useful is shell scripts.
+\*(lqPath\*(rq is output; this can be useful in shell scripts.
 Contrasted with other
 .B nmh
@@ -45,13 +45,16 @@
 that do not exist: a single numeric message name, the single message name
 \*(lqcur\*(rq, and (obviously) the single message name \*(lqnew\*(rq.
 All other message designations must refer to at least one existing
+message, if the folder contains messages.
 .IP 3) 4
 An empty folder is not in itself an error.

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