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Re: [Nmh-workers] .mh_profile question

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] .mh_profile question
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:22:24 -0800

Ken Hornstein writes:
> >Maybe someone can see what I'm doing stupidly here as I'm going blind.
> >I have some folders that have ?9999 messages that I don't want to break
> >up, so I want to go to a 5 digit message number in scan
> Others have already answered you, but to expand some more ...
> Arguments in the profile (as Robert already said) are processed by
> brkstring(), which just does simple space splitting.  Should it do
> more with quoting and escapes?  Probably.  But I always get hung up on
> what quoting we should support, and then actually WRITING that code ...
> bleh.  Also, this would be an incompatible change to the profile format,
> and I know how much you love those, Jon :-)
> So the short answer is: yeah, it doesn't work, we should fix that,
> but we haven't yet.  Suggestions to what exactly should be implemented
> would be welcome.
> --Ken

Thanks for the info.  Yeah, I'm fine since there was an easy workaround.
Much more important stuff to do.

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