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

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:15:44 -0800

Ken Hornstein writes:
> >> I will note one thing: I discovered recently that mutt supports an
> >> "Attach" header, which does exactly what you'd expect it to do.  So there
> >> is prior art here.
> >> 
> >> --Ken
> >
> >Humph!  Have to check the logs, I thought that I was the prior art.  Humbug.
> My mistake; I believe you were first.  My key point was that we aren't the
> only ones doing that.
> --Ken

Whew!  Now that that's out of the way, I'll stick my neck out on what I'd like
to see...

The worst part to me (since attach was added) in nmh is reading MIME messages.

 o  I'd like to eliminate mhlist, mhstore, and mhshow from the ui.
 o  I'd like to extend message numbers so that 432.1.2 would be part 1.2 of
    message number 432.

 o  I'd like a -mime option to scan that did a more compact (1 line) summary
    of each message part.

 o  I'd like the ability to show a message part.

 o  If it's not enough to show a message part and redirect the output to a
    file then there should be a -store option on show.

 o  There should be a -part option to show, and the ability to do next -part
    and prev -part, and alias support for nextp and prevp commands.

 o  I'd like to be able to override the default handling of a part when shown
    on the command line.

On the composition and sending side.

 o  Blasphemy!  I'd like to eliminate mhbuild from the ui even if it lives in
    the background.

 o  I'd like to handle forw -mime and repl -mime using new nmh-private headers
    similar to the attach header.

 o  While it would be nice to be able to have mhbuild-like options on the attach
    command, I don't think that they're really needed.  In the worst case, if a
    message is received that has the wrong mime-type, one can override that on
    the show command line (above).  Beats having to do it in an editor which is
    what happens today.

There!  Do your worst!


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