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Re: emacs or mutt ?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: emacs or mutt ?
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:42:49 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Philippe Delavalade wrote:
> I don't know if it is the right place for this question because it truns
> around emacs but also around mutt.

I am using mutt and emacs to read and reply to this message.

> I encounter a problem with emacs and mutt under gnu/linux.

What is the GNU/Linux OS distribution?

> In .emacs I have the line :
> (add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill)
> In .muttrc I have this line :
> set editor="emacs --eval '(text-mode)'"

In my muttrc file:

  set editor="emacs"

In my ~/.emacs file:

  (add-hook 'text-mode-hook
          (lambda ()
            (abbrev-mode 1)
            (auto-fill-mode 1)))

post-mail-message is set to 

> Formerly, when writing a message with muut, the buffer was in text-mode
> and fill-mode was active.
> Today, with emacs 26.1 instead of 25.3 and mutt 1.11.3 instead of
> 1.10.1, this is no more the case.

I am using emacs 26.1 and mutt 1.10.1.

> When I write a message in mutt, emacs is called but the buffer is in
> fundamental mode and I must type M-x auto-fill-mode :-(.
> I tried in .muttrc
> set editor=emacs --debug-init --eval '(text-mode)'"
> but nothing wrong was detected.
> Can someone give me an hint to resore the right comportment?

I think either post-mail-message should be set or perhaps use
something like this to set text-mode for mutt buffers.

(setq auto-mode-alist    ; Note: RE matches full pathname, so
      (append            ; '^' matches / in /dir/dir/filename
         ("^\\(/var\\)?/tmp/mutt" . text-mode)

By the way...  I also set this in mutt so that buffers are stored in
/var/tmp instead of /tmp since /tmp is purged on a reboot and an
accidental system crash would not preserve the draft.  But putting it
in /var/tmp will preserve the draft across a system crash and reboot.

  set tmpdir="/var/tmp"


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