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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh "post" doesn't read profile, fileproc ignored

From: Jeffrey Honig
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh "post" doesn't read profile, fileproc ignored
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:43:34 -0500

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 19:23, Jeffrey Honig <address@hidden> wrote:

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 19:17, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
>Sorry, I forgot to mention that I tried that already...

Sorry Jeff, I should have guessed that.  I just thought maybe you weren't
familiar with "git blame".

>I'm going to peruse here to see if there is some explaination of why it's
>that way and if the reason is still valid:
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/rand-mh/

I was curious about this as well, so I took a look.  I see there's
still call to m_foil() in post back in MH 5.  So I am guessing the
answer is, "we've always done it that way".  I see that the READ-ME
for MH 5 is dated ... sweet Jesus, January 19th, 1985.  Suddenly I

That's about when I started using MH and mh-e...  Were you even born?  ;-)
feel young again!  There are a few ChangeLog entries that imply
that the m_foil() code was added by Marshall Rose, and he's still
alive, isn't he?  If people care, someone could always email him
and ask him about it (note: I am NOT volunteering; I have nothing
against Marshall Rose, I'm just not motivated enough to bother).

He's around. I'll e-mail him.

Here's MTR's answer:

``when you run mh commands in a script, you want all the defaults to be what the man page says.  when you run a command by hand, then you want your own defaults...


This implies that post would only be run from a script, I'm not sure that's the case.

Anyway, that gives us some insight into why it was done that way so we can make an informed decision on changing it.



Jeffrey C. Honig <address@hidden>
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