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Re: [Nmh-workers] protection vs mode in man pages

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] protection vs mode in man pages
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:58:55 +0000

Hi Larry,

> Only inc.man and rcvstore.man use the 'protection' construct.

It's not a common Unix phrase in this context.

> Thoughts?

How about putting the simple default first?
Refer to chmod.
I guess the "filesystems" qualifier needs to remain.
Is there any profile other than the user's?
`nnn' doesn't make clear it's parsed as octal.

    The newly created messages will have a mode of 0600, see chmod(2),
    on filesystems that support it.
    A Msg-Protect profile entry gives the mode to use instead, in octal.

I often want to know what's going to happen in the default case when
reading documentation, but often have to wade to the end of a
tinkerable's description in the hope it mentions what the default is.

Cheers, Ralph.

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