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Re: [nmh-workers] inc: Unable to find a line terminator after 32768 byte

From: Andy Bradford
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] inc: Unable to find a line terminator after 32768 bytes
Date: 10 Sep 2019 07:48:26 -0600

Thus said Ken Hornstein on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:15:00 -0400:

> So how  big WAS this message,  actually? I'm trying to  understand the
> scope of the problem.

The  entire size  of the  message  on disk  (including additional  trace
headers added by  my MTA) is 11,374,046 while the  size of the offending
line is 11,370,773. That means that  the rest of the message headers and
text/plain part of the message occupy 3,273 bytes.
> Really,  I think  that the  best course  of action  would be  that inc
> always tries  to write something  out (unless it  encounters something
> like an I/O error) and exits cleanly.

Actually I failed to report that inc *did* write out something. It wrote
out until the MIME  content started, so it got up to  the headers of the
MIME  part and  then while  trying  to scan  the next  line issued  that
error---the resulting file was truncated. I found the problem later when
I was reading messages with EXMH which showed the attachment, but when I
saved the attachment it was a 0  byte file. EXMH must be lenient when it
comes to missing MIME part markers (maybe it just assumes end-of-file is
good enough).


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