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Re: [Nmh-workers] date math

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] date math
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:52:44 -0500

>So my wife's employer's hosted email system is set up in UTC.  Every
>the email I get from her includes a header line such as
>Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:27:12 +0000
>It's probably outside the scope of NMH, but I was hoping there might
>be a way to set up "show" or "mhl" to notice this and convert the Date
>header to either my (the recipient machine's) local time zone, or a
>time zone specified in a config file.

You know ... I was wondering this myself.  Turns out there is!  I
realize that mh-format(5) can be a bit daunting, and my first effort
didn't work, but the answer isn't so bad.  The mh-format magic is:


Well, that all depends on where you're using it.  The key line in the
default mhl.format is:


For this case, you'd want:


If you have questions about mh-format(5), the man page has been updated
recently, and for 1.6 we have the spiffy fmttest(1) program written
by yours truely.  I think it helps out a lot, but then I'm obviously
biased!  More questions of course can be directed to this mailing list.


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