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Re: [Nmh-workers] I'm confused

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I'm confused
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:24:19 -0700

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:
>Norm wrote:
>> I'm working on the attach, alist, detach, etc. write up. So I'm
>> exploring them some.
>> So clearly quite a few bash constructs are allowed. So, I had
>> thought that the code somehow invoked bash (or csh or whatever)
>> itself to do the parsing, but I guess I was wrong.
>The code does use the user's shell (${SHELL-/bin/sh}).  So the
>documentation shouldn't rely on whatever that is.
>Let's assume the user's shell is bash.  whatnow does this:
>bash -c "ls <args>;"
>where <args> are your args to attach.
>It then prepends the current working directory to each
>relative pathname in the result.

But before that, it has to parse the "result", a string, into path names. How
does it do that. That is, what is the path separator? According to the comment 
lines 436 et. al. of uip/whatnowsbr.c in the 1.5 source tree, the path separator
is a single new line. Correct?

    Norman Shapiro

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