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Re: [Nmh-workers] Picking Recent Emails.

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Picking Recent Emails.
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:53:32 -0400

ken wrote:
 > >To pick today's emails, one might try `pick -after yesterday' or the
 > >equivalent `pick -after -1', but this seems to mean `within the last 24
 > >hours'.
 > Yeah, those things (and in fact anything where you only specify a date and
 > not a time) uses the current time instead of midnight.  Which is odd if
 > you don't know about it.
 > >(`pick -not -before today' I investigated only a little.)  It
 > >seems
 > >
 > >    pick -after '08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0100'
 > >
 > >is what's needed to get today's emails, with a similar incantation for
 > >yesterday's.  I can script this, but I think the current behaviour isn't
 > >the most useful?  find(1) has a -daystart option for a similar issue.
 > My find(1) lacks a -daystart option, so I do not know exactly what it
 > does.  Considering this is a behavior change, I am interested in what others
 > think about this.

from my "man find":
          Measure  times  (for  -amin,  -atime,  -cmin, -ctime, -mmin, and
          -mtime) from the beginning of today rather than  from  24  hours
          ago.   This  option only affects tests which appear later on the
          command line.

i assume ralph wasn't suggesting changing current behavior.  adding an
option seems reasonable enough (and useful).

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 29.5 degrees)

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