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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: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:42:44 -0500

jon wrote:
 > Ken Hornstein writes:
 > > >It depends on priorities:  I'd rather be able to customize
 > > >an attachment than manually insert a simple Nmh-Attachment
 > > >header (I think that's the option you mention).  I've never
 > > >done that.
 > > 
 > > It's just that when I hear the word "customize", I ask the question:
 > > "If you want to customize your MIME content, why aren't you just adding
 > > a mhbuild directive to your draft?"  What are you customizing, exactly?
 > > 
 > > Also, the semantics behind:
 > > 
 > > Nmh-Attachment: foo.pdf
 > > 
 > > are clear to me as a casual user.
 > > 
 > > The semantics behind:
 > > 
 > > Nmh-Attachment: #application/pdf {attachment} foo.pdf
 > > 
 > > are less clear to me and requires me to parse the BNF in the mhbuild
 > > man page.  Also, more to get wrong!  The only reason I want an
 > > Nmh-Attachment header to cause a failure is from being unable to read
 > > the file.
 > > 
 > > --Ken
 > I agree with Ken here.  I do want to point out that the attach command
 > reports an error if it can't attach a file.  So the only time you'd get
 > an error from send is if the file vanishes between the "at" and the "s".
 > Pretty small window.  Is this a real problem or just theoretical?

ignorance speaking:  are whatnow and send guaranteed to run from the
same directory?  (this has bitten me with constructing mhbuild directives
in the editor with unqualified pathnames.)

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 10.9 degrees)

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