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Re: [Nmh-workers] refile's -retainsequences switch

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] refile's -retainsequences switch
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:18:38 +0100

Hi David,

> > The nmh-1.6-RC1 refile man page says:
> >
> >     The -retainsequences switch causes the memberships in sequences, except
> >     "cur", of the refiled messages to be carried over to each destination
> >     folder.
> I wasn't fond of that sentence when I wrote it.  And I'm
> still not.  But I can't think of anything better.
> Contributions are welcome.

    As message sequences are folder-specific,
    moving the message from the source folder removes it from all its
    sequences in that folder.
    .B \-retainsequences
    adds it to those same sequences in the destination folder,
    creating any that don't exist.
    This adding does not apply for the \*(lqcur\*(rq sequence.

BTW, the man pages are a bit \- happy, using it where a normal hyphen is
needed between words, e.g.

    fixed semantics on a per\-folder basis
    Message sequences are folder\-specific

`per-folder' is correct.

Cheers, Ralph.

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