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Re: [Nmh-workers] Help: dist is not working for me

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Help: dist is not working for me
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:18:18 -0800

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
>>I don't have a distcomps in my nmh directory (~/Mail). So I'm getting the
>>default. Should I have a ~/Mail/distcomps ? If so what should it be.
>I've tried in the past to gently suggest to everyone that setting

Yes, you have; going back to at least March 25 2014. Why did I
ignore your advice? I don't remember. But I would conjecture that
it was some combination of not understanding the advice, not understanding
its context, or not believing that its context was relevant to me.

But I would like to humbly suggest a new man page, something like nmh-advice.
It would contain a lot of advice which, right now is scattered over
hundreds of Emails. It would, over the years, grow gradually. It
would it be preferable to burdening already burdened existing
man pages.

>Local-Mailbox in your .mh_profile is vastly preferable to modifying
>individual component files ... for this exact reason (also, it's used
>for other things you may not realize).  So I would personally do that.

I just did that, and it seems to have cured one of my dist problems. Thank

>Also, I'd personally change every instance of your email address in
>your existing customized component files to %(localmbox) ... that would
>make a lot more sense in the long run.

I want to make absolutely sure that I understand you. You are suggesting
that, having put the line

   Local-Mailbox: address@hidden

into my ~/.mh_profile

I change every occurrence of "address@hidden" to "%(localmbox)".

    Norman Shapiro

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