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Re: [Nmh-workers] mts.conf has me Baffled.

From: Bob Carragher
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] mts.conf has me Baffled.
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:29:34 -0700

On Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:40:11 -0400 Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> sez:

> >The one thing my script doesn't have access to is whether the
> >message posting was successful -- at least in the sense of
> >whether send (or comp, before it) thinks it completed
> >successfully.  I don't believe either provides a return value
> >that Bash could use.  And so I've had to save the output
> >generated by the script and eyeball it after-the-fact, and if
> >something failed then manually resend.
> Actually, I just checked ... at least in my simple test, send(1)
> will set an exit code of 0 if it believes the messages was submitted
> successfully, a 1 if it does not.  So you could test the value of $?
> after you call send(1).  Or even just use an if statement like:
> if send <some arguments here>; then
>       do successful send stuff
> else
>       do failure stuff
> fi
> If you're submitting directly to a non-local SMTP server, that's
> probably a reasonable way to test for successful message submission.

Ah, you're right!  My script had a bug that caused it to check a
different result.  Thanks!


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