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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh should be more careful about when it unlinks draft

From: Laura Creighton
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh should be more careful about when it unlinks draft files
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 16:42:08 +0100

In a message of Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:56:33 +0000, Ralph Corderoy writes:
>Hi Laura,
>> emacs.
>> > What does `mhparam draft-folder' give?
>> drafts (which seems to be working just fine -- drafts are indeed being
>> created here)
>So emacs will have been editing drafts/42, say.
>> > Did repl die after you quit the editor and before the whatnow(1)
>> > prompt?
>> Definitely after I quit the editor.  I think _after_ the whatnow(1)
>> prompt, as well, but it has long since scrolled away.  I don't
>> remember the shell complaing about receiving an unwanted 'send', so I
>> think that whatnow received it.
>That shell's history might show any unexpected `send'.

But it, too, is irrevocably lost.

>rmmproc, if set, isn't used in the deleting of drafts.  When drafts/42
>is finished with, any existing drafts/,42 is unlinked and then 42
>renamed to ,42.  Do you see these old drafts in your drafts directory
>from general use?


>Could another draft composition have occurred, taking the same message
>number in the drafts folder, between repl's failure and you realising it
>hadn't been sent and looking for your lost work?

Maybe, if procmail went and did something automatic with incoming mail.
I don't do a lot of that, so I would have to be very unlucky.

>Cheers, Ralph.


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