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Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?

From: Paul Vixie
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Maybe time for a new release?
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:58:25 -0800
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where did we end on reformatting the mhdir to accommodate MIME?

in the past, a simple line oriented UNIX utility such as "grep -r" could be used on the mhdir, with good results. with MIME that's no longer true, either because of quoted-printable, base64, or nested objects.

one solution proposed for this was to add some new helper tools similar to find(1) and/or xargs(1) which could execute line-oriented tools within the context of defanged and decoded content.

another solution proposed would write defanged/decoded content into files that are stored alongside the original (as received in SMTP) content. some new option to "folder" or "sortm" could generate these for older mhdirs, whereas inc and rcvstore would just write both forms.

i think i favoured both approaches :-). was there an end to the argument?


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