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Re: [Nmh-workers] sortm's Default of all is Brain-Damaged.

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] sortm's Default of all is Brain-Damaged.
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:44:03 -0700

> Might I suggest that the default ~/.mh_profile
> for new users, if there is such a thing, have it turned on so they avoid
> the trap until they're au fait enough to turn it off.

It's a bad idea having a command default one way (and the manpage documenting 
that default), and then silently installing a hidden configuration override 
that changes the behaviour.

sortm(1) states the default for 'msgs' is 'all'.  Failure to read the 
documentation is not a bug in the command.  There's nothing wrong with sortm's 
current default message list -- leave it alone.  If you don't like the default 
behaviour, write your own wrapper script.  That's the whole point of using MH 
in the first place.


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