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Re: [Nmh-workers] forw

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] forw
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:48:51 -0700

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>In September there were four Emails (forwarded below), from you and
>>David Levine, that seem to say that what I want to do is not built into
>>nmh. The -mime argument to repl, together with "mime" at the whatnow
>>prompt, does something apparently quite different.
>Let me try to explain it in greater detail.
>There are two different operations you have asked about.
>1) You have asked to send someone all of the attachments from a particular
>message.  That functionality is not native to nmh, but it is possible
>to script it.

But what I don't understand is why isn't it?  In fact, why isn't that
an option to forw, or even its default?

I repeat that I'm not criticizing, complaining, requesting or suggesting.
I'm just trying to understand.

>2) You have asked to forward a MIME message, including the attachments.
>You can do that with forw -mime (and "mime" at the What Now prompt).
>That will create a message which contains the messages you wish to
>forward in such a way that will preserve the MIME structure for the
>recipient.  Using forw _without_ -mime will not.

    Norman Shapiro

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