[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim

From: Jon Fairbairn
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Request Deprecation of mts.conf's mmdelim1 and mmdelim2.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 09:35:52 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:

>>Lack of From munging?

That was indeed the reason that I chose it. The thing about
archives is that they are supposed to hang around for a long
time. I’ve been using some form of mh since the 1980s, and the
script that archives my mailboxes hasn’t changed much since

> I suppose that's a reason, but it just seems like mbox has been the
> standard for approximately forever and MMDF is one of those weird relics
> like UUCP that I only hear about once in a million years.

Which is a shame. One of the first things I learnt was that
using in-band data as a separator is a bad idea, so mmdf was
obviously a more sensible format than mbox. The last time I saw
a “>From” that should have been a “From” in a mail body was much
more recent than it should have been.

>>> I think at this point MH/nmh is probably the only tool left that can
>>> deal with such things.

Well, it’s good that it still does.  As I said, archives.

Jón Fairbairn                                 address@hidden
http://www.chaos.org.uk/~jf/Stuff-I-dont-want.html  (updated 2014-04-05)

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]