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Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:24:16 -0500

david wrote:
 > Paul wrote:
 > > that's an interesting point, and i just realized that it's one reason
 > > i've never been comfortable with attach.  my editor supports enough
 > > filename completion that when inserting the mhbuild directive (via a
 > > helper script), i can be sure that the filename is spelled correctly
 > > and exists.  i don't get that early error detection service at the
 > > whatnow prompt.
 > You get command line completion of filenames at the whatnow
 > prompt if your nmh was built with readline.  Quite useful when
 > using attach and detach.

oh, neat.  i'll look more closely at my build options.

 > > but playing with this just now, i've hit another issue with attach
 > > (probably unrelated to the current thread, i guess).  how do i use
 > > whatnow's attach to attach a file, like a mail message, with a
 > > specific Content-Type?
 > The only way to set Content-Type with attach is via a
 > mhshow-suffix-application directive in your profile (or
 > mhn.defaults).  Given that MH messages don't have filename
 > extensions, there isn't a good way now to send them as
 > message/rfc822 with attach.  That's a case where a mhbuild
 > directive is the way to go.  attach isn't a complete replacement
 > for those.


 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 28.6 degrees)

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