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Re: [Nmh-workers] repl -convertargs support committed on branch

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] repl -convertargs support committed on branch
Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:52:20 -0500

I merged the convertargs branch to the main trunk.  The only
change in default behavior is that mhshow/show now display a
formatted version of iCalendar (.ics) attachments instead of
their raw text.  See the "Convert Interface" section of the
mhbuild(1) man page if you want to disable that, and for more

The easiest way to reply to an iCalendar request is to use
the calaccept, caldecline, etc., shell functions in


I wrote:

> I've gotten no feedback on repl -convertargs.  Either people started
> using it and found it so natural that they immediately forgot about
> it, or they haven't tried it.
> The main enhancement is that content in a replied-to message can be
> converted as desired.  Content that isn't converted, such as non-text,
> is left out of the draft.  So, this simplifies replies.
> It was then straightforward to add support for showing and responding
> to iCalendar requests.  For other text content, mhn.defaults has the
> code to convert to UTF-8, insert "> ", and format using par if it's
> installed.
> I can provide detailed instructions if anyone wants to try these out.
> Briefly, build on the convertargs branch and look at the functions
> in docs/contrib/replaliases.  Or live dangerously and source that file,
> then try "rt" or "rtm" on a message.
> David
> I wrote:
> > iCalendar attachment support has been committed on the convertargs
> > branch.  docs/contrib/replaliases has some handy shell aliases
> > (functions, actually).  mhical(1) has been added.
> >
> > This introduces one change in default behavior: mhshow/show will
> > display a formatted version of iCalednar (.ics) attachments instead
> > of their raw text.
> >
> > Again, this is just on the convertargs branch.
> >
> > David

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