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Re: [Nmh-workers] show in Debian Linux is slightly Different than in Fre

From: Alexander Zangerl
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] show in Debian Linux is slightly Different than in FreeBSD.
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:06:29 +1000

On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:25:22 -0500, Martin McCormick writes:
>When nmh is installed on a FreeBSD-based system, the
>show command works as one would expect. You get whatever headers
>you have selected to see plus the first screen of the message.
>On two Linux systems, I get the selected headers as shown
...headers pager'd independent of the body

this is precisely working as per manual for show when you are 
showing a message that's not just text/plain (see showmimeproc in show(1)): 
first headers, then all the body parts separately.

a quick fix would be to use show -nocheckmime or
show -showmimeproc mhl (or showmimeproc in .mh_profile); that way
you lose the mime part separation but gain uninterrupted display.

>       This is really not a new issue but I thought it was
>peculiar to one system and then I discovered that it is
>apparently common to at least Debian Linux systems, one of which
>is Squeeze and the other is Wheezy.

<donning my debian nhm maintainer hat>
i don't think that this is debian-specific, but i rather suspect
it's an artefact of the common-ish mailcap stuff in linux,
which might be handled differently on *bsd?

(or might it have been that you tested with a plain message on the 
bsd and a mime-encrusted one on the linuxes?)


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