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Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:47:55 -0500

ralph wrote:
 > Hi David,
 > > Ralph wrote:
 > > > Is there a distro that puts nmh in /usr/bin and not /usr/bin/nmh?
 > > 
 > > Fedora puts the main commands in /usr/bin/.  And as Joel noted, the
 > > ancilliary commands in /usr/libexec/.
 > Thanks.  So I think ap/dp/... should stay out of PATH by not being
 > prompted to /usr/bin or, if they must, have a more-specific, longer,
 > name there, but keep a presence in the old non-PATH location for legacy
 > uses that had to state their location.  Even `dateparse' isn't great
 > since dp is fairly specific to nmh's needs;  nmh-dp?  There's a track
 > record of /usr/bin/*-* existing, e.g. Debian.

indeed -- if mh were being packaged today, we'd probably have just a
single front-end command:  "mh comp", "mh inc", "mh refile", etc.

(to be clear:  i'm not proposing anything of the sort.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 34.2 degrees)

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