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

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh "post" doesn't read profile, fileproc ignored
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2012 08:42:38 -0800
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Stephen Gildea <address@hidden> writes:

> In nmh 1.3 (and 1.4-RC2), the "post" program doesn't read the
> user's profile file.  It is quite deliberate about this, calling
> context_foil().  Why?

The bit offered by John Romine agrees with my memory. You are actually
using "send", right? If you're using "post," try "send" instead which is
documented to observe your profile.

Jeffrey Honig <address@hidden> writes:
> Do we have e-mail archives or SCM data that can help us track this down?

Hmmm, I thought we might have that at SourceForge, but it appears that
Jerry and I just archived the actual releases, going back to version 5:


> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 19:17, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
>     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...

Me too!

> The result I see is that post does not obey my fileproc profile
> entry, contrary to the documentation in the mh-profile man page.
>  < Stephen

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
> I think [passing -fileproc to post] is the way to go. My personal
> preference is to use a command line option, not an environment
> variable.

Agreed. That would address the functionality that Stephen is missing.

Whether we do away with post is a separate question. As folks have
mentioned here, non-MH users are unlikely to use it so the argument
about not asking to create a profile isn't that strong. Reducing the
maintenance would be a good thing, so I would probably be for changing
post from a program to a library.

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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