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Re: [Nmh-workers] I'm confused

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I'm confused
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:53:54 -0700

Lyndon Nerenberg writes:
> On 2012-09-14, at 12:14 PM, Jon Steinhart wrote:
> > All you need to do is figure out how to track the current working directory!
> The back end programs would exec() from the CWD, so they could 
> pwd(1)/getcwd(3)
> as required.  Obviously 'cd' must remain a built-in command, just as in the 
> shells.
> Is there another use case I'm not seeing?
> The rest of the commands could be stripped out as standalone commands under
> (say) /usr/local/nmh/libexec/whatnow.  And then, anything typed at the whatnow
> prompt would exec() /usr/local/nmh/libexec/whatnow/<cmd>, passing any 
> arguments
> uninterpreted to the command.  This would let sites not only customize the 
> existing
> commands, but also to add their own.
> A user profile element would let people override the default 
> .../libexec/whatnow
> directory with one of their own choosing.
> --lyndon

Sounds good to me.  Wish I had thought of it.


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