Re: allow initial blank lines in local mailboxes
* On 13 Oct 2010, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> Does it let mutt read the folder as well? I imagine so or you'd not have
> found it useful, but...
Mutt already can read the folder actually, it just can't detect what
mailbox format it should parse as. So this patch only modifies the
> On the topic of bad mbox files, my broken script mentioned above was
> written because procmail does something strange for me. When I break my
> mail filing rules the email all flows through to my $MAIL spool file,
> which of course should be in mbox format. But it imoted the From_ line!
> Exteremely annoying and damaging.
> Does anyone know what might make procmail do this?
I don't, but it was while diagnosing a similar situation in IRC today
that I recalled this patch. The user was using procmail with a
reasonable rule for filing to an mbox folder, and apparently it omitted
the From_s for him as well.
I don't have this problem myself but I'm using what is probably a
pristine procmail 3.22 build (2001). I wonder whether either of you is
using an "enhanced" packager release.
David Champion * dgc@xxxxxxxxxxxx * IT Services * University of Chicago