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Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scr

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scratch in the 2014 context
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:08:31 -0500

Lyndon wrote:

> There is nothing that says we cannot undo transport encodings for
> text/* parts when we write store a message into a folder.

mhfixmsg -decodetext 8bit

> And despite the prevalence of QP and base64, I still find grep works
> quite well for me.


> If we undid the transport encodings for text/* and converted
> everything to utf8, you could then, e.g., alias mhgrep='env
> LC_ALL=en_CA.UTF-8 grep'.

mhfixmsg -textcharset UTF-8, if built with iconv.

Paul V. wrote: 

> all true. but there's a strong feeling among MH zealots, of whom i am
> one and which feeling i do share, that what gets written to
> $HOME/Mail/inbox/42 ought to be the raw BODY that came in over SMTP.

mhfixmsg moves the original message the same way as rmm, if
you'd like to keep it.  It will create a , file (by default) or
call your rmmproc.


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