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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 18:53:27 +0100

In a message of Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:23:04 -0500, Ken Hornstein writes:
>>There was time for me to go to the kitchen, pour me a drink, come back
>>and 'ohhh.  What's this on my screen?', so plenty to time for something
>>to munge things beneath me.  Alas.  I was hoping that a smarter send could
>>understand that the hassle involved in removing an unwanted draft is minor,
>>and so cautiuously bump the draft number for subsequent messages so that
>>there was no chance of reusing the draft number if it ever detected a
>>problem, or, alternatively making an emergency backup from outside the
>>draft sequence altogether.  Too hard?
>AFAIK, this is what is supposed to happen (and does, in my experience).
>Nothing in nmh deletes the draft; as Ralph pointed out, it always
>renames the draft, so 42 becomes ,42, no matter what your rmmproc does.
>If send fails, 42 is left around and the next time you run repl/comp,
>you should get 43.  So I'm really at a loss as to what happened here.
>It would be interesting to make sure that in your drafts folder there
>exist a bunch of old messages with backup prefix.

more than 100 of them.


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