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Re: [Nmh-workers] new mhmail

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] new mhmail
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 18:27:02 -0500

Norm wrote:

> May I be so bold as to suggest additional switches:

You may :-)

>   -send -and -nosend (with -send being the default, if you like)

-debug is the same as -nosend.  If you prefer -nosend, I'll
rename it.

Is -send necessary?  mhmail doesn't read the profile so the
only way a -send would need to be -no'd is if it's already
on the command line.  Just don't put it there to begin with?

>    --foo bar (adds a component named "foo" with value, "bar". (This
> notation is analogous to one used in pick).

OK, I'll look into this.  I think that pick's --component is
the only double-dash switch in nmh and I'd rather not add
another.  I'd prefer something like:  -header-field foo:bar,
or any other suggestions?  Esp. a switch name that doesn't
start with "h".

>    -file path (where the draft goes) (implies -nosend)

This will work now:

  mhmail ... -debug/-nosend >file

And retains the benefits of dealing with files with the
shell, such as running through a pipe, not clobbering if you
have that shell feature enabled, and whatever else.

> With those features the program becomes a fairly powerful draft
> generation utility. What you have is already very close to that).

I'll probably start using it again too, I had reverted to mail/mailx.


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