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Re: [Nmh-workers] mhmail

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mhmail
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:10:26 -0400

address@hidden wrote:
 > David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
 > >Norm wrote:
 > >
 > >> Suppose I want to do something like:
 > >>
 > >> mts=/usr/local/nmh/etc/mts.conf    #depends on installation
 > >> sed < $mts >| /tmp/mts.conf -e '/^servers:/s/:.*/: localhost/'
 > >> MHMTSCONF=/tmp/mts.conf mhmail norm -from norm -subject "$1"
 > >>
 > >> But replacing /usr/local/nmh/etc/mts.conf with the location of mts.conf.
 > >> Is there some way a script can know the location of nmh's etc directory?
 > >
 > >`mhparam etcdir`
 > OK. I will use it. Thank you.
 > But without you to hold my hands, how could I have known that?
 > It's not in the mhparam man page, In fact, share/doc/nmh/README.manpages and
 > bin/mhparam are the only files anywhere in the nmh-1.5 hierarchy in which
 > the string "etcdir" occurs. Also 'mhparam -all | grep etc' shows nothing.

i'll bet a patch to the man page would be welcomed!   :-)

(i didn't know about it either, and needed the "libdir" variant just the
other day, to find the "ap" command.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 59.0 degrees)

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