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Re: [Nmh-workers] Non-ASCII Characters in bodies and subjects

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Non-ASCII Characters in bodies and subjects
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:08:02 +0100

Hi Norm,

> I was surprised and delighted to see that pick understands those
> headers. But, of course, grep does not.

It won't gain that capability either AFAICS since it shouldn't have to
know anything about email-header encoding.  What you're after, the
long-standing ability to use normal Unix commands on mail files, comes
down to nmh's storage format.  It's sticking with the RFC'd version of
encoded headers.  Another system might convert those to native UTF-8 for
storage, allowing grep to see it.  I suppose nmh could have some
mhstore/export functionality that put out a version more suited to Unix,
but having to update it before grepping still wouldn't be as nice as if
it was the native format just lying there.

Cheers, Ralph.

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