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Re: [Nmh-workers] Documenting @folder WAS Re: relative message numbers?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Documenting @folder WAS Re: relative message numbers?
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:42:06 -0600

> >Is `scan +/tmp/foo' documented anywhere, i.e. the ability to treat any
> >directory as a folder, not just one under Path?  And address@hidden' after 
> >that..
> Doh. Was planned but slipped my mind. Here are revised versions.
> 1) Insert into nmh.1 near:
>        Commands which take a message number as an argument ( scan, show,
> repl,

How's this:

  Commands which take a folder  name  (inc,  refile,  scan,  sortm,  ...)
  accept  the  folder  name  in  two  formats:  "+folder"  or  "@folder".
  "+folder" specifies a folder underneath the Path defined in  your  pro-
  file;  e.g.,  with  the  usual "Path: Mail", "+folder" tells nmh to use
  "Mail/folder".  "@folder" specifies a  path  relative  to  the  current
  folder  specified  in  your "context" file; e.g., with "Current-Folder:
  inbox",  and  the  same   profile,   "@folder"   tells   nmh   to   use
  "Mail/inbox/folder".   If  folder  begins  with  "."  or "/" when using
  "+folder", the folder is interpreted as a specific path to a  directory
  on the filesystem rather than a relative folder location.  For example,

  scan +.         scans the current directory
  scan +../<dir>  scans the named sibling directory
  refile +/tmp    refiles into the /tmp directory

Lyndon, please let me know if I need to correct any formatting.
(Or, it's committed if you want to.)

Also, I plan to change "+folder" to "+folder|@folder" in synopses.


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