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Re: [Nmh-workers] some indexing results

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] some indexing results
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 22:29:47 +0000

> Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:28:13 -0600
> From: Earl Hood <address@hidden>
> I have reservations about that.
> ...
> In the example you cite, I would have -noautowrap always be the
> default.

ok.  then we'd want some option i could encode in my .mh_profile saying
to do the autowrap heuristic to guess when format=flowed is in use but
has not been signalled, and only when isatty(STDOUT_FILENO) is true; and
another option that i can use in my shell scripts that forces this to
happen even with isatty() is false.  i want "show | patch" to work 
with no special options, but i want "show" to look right for most e-mail
with no special options.  i think we can do this.  it's just more subtle,
but tty UI's are always subtle.  (that's probably why i like tty UI's.)

> Of course, if the MIME content-type header does state format=flowed,
> then auto-wrapping should occur as defined by the format=flowed
> spec.  For cases when output is redirected to a non-tty device,
> you may need an option that allows one to specify the max column
> count so nmh would know what the wrap boundary is.

yes, and yes.  (good thought that last.)

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