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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: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 02:04:50 +0100

In a message of Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:42:19 +0700, Robert Elz writes:
>    Date:        Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:45:36 -0500
>    From:        Ken Hornstein <address@hidden>
>    Message-ID:  <address@hidden>
>  | Based on what you describe, I suspect what happened is that your digest
>  | bursting program overwrite your draft file between "repl" and "send",
>  | and your "send" sucessfully sent the digest.
>I was thinking the same, almost - my suspicion is that the digest burst
>and transmit destroyed the draft (as you suggest) and the the lack of the
>draft file is what caused Laura's send to fail/abort.   By the time that
>happened (even if nmh were capable of doing anything rational at that point)
>the draft was probably already gone.
>I would suggest using -draftfolder in all automated sending programs/scripts,
>it avoids any problems of this nature, but can also make it easier to debug
>any problems with the automated script.

Okay, will do.  Apologies for the complaint; I had forgotten all about
the automated script (not only that it existed, but that it was running
on the machine where I don't usually read my mail, but was using at the


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