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Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] The attach feature
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:01:36 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>Maybe there shouldn't be a separate attach man page, but that doesn't
>>seem like a compelling reason, It just says that it shouldn't be in
>>man/man1 but possibly man/man7, See man 7 intro.
>Okay, I could see that.  Maybe we really need a man page which spells out
>all of the various MIME stuff in nmh, and attach could be part of that.
>I was also reminded of mh-chart.1, and that's not a command so clearly
>the rule about pages in .1 only being commands is not hard and fast.
>>Granted that what goes on under the hood (relationship of attach to send etc.)
>>needs documentation, there ought to be documentation for the user-clod like 
>>who sees the attach facility as a separate entity. It should include such 
>>as: (these are examples)
>It sounds like you know exactly what needs written.  So ... want to write
>it?  You don't have to know anything about git; I'll gladly take care
>of that part.  I'll even do my best to convert plain text to *roff if
>you want me to (I can't claim to be the best at *roff, but I can do okay).

OK, I will have a go at it. But some of what I write will be questions. And many
of the answers may well be wrong, to be corrected by my betters.

    Norman Shapiro

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