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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Help: dist is not working for me
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:22:25 +0000

Hi Norm,

> 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.

If it's like me with most of the "do this for the new version" advice on
here, it's two years' premature as I was on an old release for a lot
longer.  I suppose the release notes should be re-read as one's software
upgrades.  http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/nmh.git/tree/NEWS

> 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.

I think this overlaps with the recent discussion about how to start with
nmh.  Most of us have so much clutter collected over the years, ~/bin
scripts sitting in front of the real nmh commands, .mh_profile stuff
that's now the default, or overrides what would be a better default.  I
was thinking of moving all my stuff aside, or creating a new temporary
user account, just to start with a clean slate and find out what needs
adding to do things the "new" nmh way.

Perhaps nmh(7) is the place to add what initial configuration is

Cheers, Ralph.

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