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Re: [Nmh-workers] More than one parameters in .mh_profile

From: Aleksander Matuszak
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] More than one parameters in .mh_profile
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 20:27:27 +0200

Ken Hornstein writes:

> >I need moreproc to be "less -force" but show (nmh-1.3) refuses
> >this.
> Yeah, I guess what happens there is mhl (or whatever) is trying to
> exec("less -force").  Which as you've noted doesn't work.
> Other people have complained about this as well.  But in this case you
> could just set the environment variable LESS to "f", right?

Not quite. In fact I need -force only in show, to enforce
silently displaying incompatibile charsets.    

> >Workaround is to make the shell script like vim-mail which is in
> >fact call to vim  -c ":set ft=mail" .
> >
> >Is it possible to do such thigs simpler?
> Right now ... no.  To start, I have no idea how this interface should
> look like.  Suggestions here are welcome; code is even more welcome :-)

It does not seem too difficult to implement function which splits
any string into separate pieces and prepend them to exec*
parameters. But discussion shows that fundamental question is
rather: should it be passed to the shell (and gives chance to use
!$ or some such) or replace the shell job and interpret string inside
the code?

Finally, I think it is not worth to solve it now.


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