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Re: [Nmh-workers] Surprise, intended feature, unintended feaure, or bug?

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Surprise, intended feature, unintended feaure, or bug?
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:27:34 -0400

>I have a file named, "mhl.headers", in my mail directory, ~/Mail. There
>is no reference to it anywhere in my .mh_profile. Nor does my
>.mh_profile contain any "mhshow:", "show:" entries. The only "mhl:"
>entry is, "mhl: -width 1000".
>Nevertheless, show and mhshow, and I suppose mhl, honor the mhl.headers
>in my Mail folder.
>It's a little hard to believe that such a nice feature is unintended.

AFAIK, it's always been that way, even back to the Bruce Borden days.
Well, maybe not that far ... we don't have revision history that goes
back that long ago.  But even in MH 6.8, any filenames that do not begin
with a "/" are looked for first in the user's Mail directory, then in
the MH "etc" directory.

>I spoke too soon. mhshow, but not show,  honors  the mhl.headers in my
>Mail directory. Sorry.

Those are all using mhl.  I see from your profile that you have your own
showproc defined as "mhless", instead of the default of mhl.  I can't say
what mhless is doing, so maybe that's where mhl is being overridden.
To display message headers mhshow does not use showproc, it instead uses


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