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

From: Jerrad Pierce
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] A useless but interesting exercise: Design MH from scratch in the 2014 context
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:35:10 -0500

>I'm not sure I follow.  From where I'm sitting MH mailboxes are only
>useful with traditional Unix tools true if the vast majority of email
>you have in your mailbox is US-ASCII text/plain only.  Can't speak for
>anyone else, but that's slowly becoming less and less true for me.

Since MH tools only pay attention to files matching /^\d+/,
it seems like breaking messages out into \d+.attachments would
make things easier to grep, etc. I suggested this before, but
having recently learned about hooks, this should be easy for
me to mock-up sometime this week

inc (add hook) will mhstore to \d.attachment
refile will rename and move as necessary
rmm will remove

everything else is transparent, although aliases could be made
for mhlist/mhshow, which use the pre-dumled attachments.

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