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Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 05:24:16 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>If you could let us know
>where you looked, we could put some pointers in the man pages.

I don't remember all the places I looked and things I tried, nor do I remember 
the order in which I did them. But here are some of the things I tried:

        man attach
        man -k attach
        man whatnow (It told me the feature existed, but not much more)
        man nmh (to see if there was a relevant man page)
        man send (lots of hits for "attach" but nothing about the attach 
        man post
        I grepped for "attach: in the /usr/local/nmh hierarchy (too many hits 
to be very useful. ./share/doc/nmh/README-ATTACHMENTS didn't say anything about 
the attach command, but it was something of a breakthrough because I finally 
got the hint, that somehow, somewhere, the attach command caused the stuff that 
man send was talking about to be generated).
        I sent lots of message to myself (this turned out to the most useful)

         In my humble (but correct :-) opinion there should be an attach man 
page. It would, at the very least give the basic idea, (attach generates 
certain headers which send understands), the syntax of the command, and 
pointers to other man pages.

Sorry to be so dumb, but remember if it weren't for us dumb folks smart people 
would have nothing to be superior about.

    Norman Shapiro

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