[Alpine-info] Attachment of Files with Long Names
jayakara.kini at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 08:32:42 PST 2008
I'm not able to reproduce this issue.
I created a file with the name length around 120 characters. I could
attach the file and send the mail successfully.
I moved the cursor up and down several times. When the cursor goes
from Subject line in to the mail Message Text area or when it goes
from CC to To, I can see that the the attachment line is rearranged
around the parenthesis. But the mail goes out successfully with the
Probably, this is a terminal issue.
I use xterm on Solaris NV.
On Feb 4, 2008 7:22 PM, A. Wright <ah75 at post.queensu.ca> wrote:
> I have just had a slight problem attaching several files with
> long names to an alpine message. Essentially, I performed
> the following actions:
> - multiple (in my case four) files with names longer than 80
> characters were placed in /tmp
> - in a terminal with an 80-character width, I began a message
> using alpine
> - after writing the message, I attached the files, using the
> ^J command. I did not fill in an string in the description
> - I then moved my cursor up through and past the attachments,
> in order to add a second user in the To: field. **As the
> cursor moved past the names of attached files, it appears
> that "new" filenames are constructed based on where the
> existing info crossed line boundaries**
> In order to properly send my message, I had to expand the
> terminal until each file could completely reside on a single
> In experimenting, I have found that any movement around in a
> list of lengthy attached file names seems prone to disturb
> the names -- I end up with "extra" files in which parts of the
> file size or the brackets used for punctuation are being
> interpreted as "files" (which are then noted on an attempted
> send as being "not found").
> Thanks overall for a great product!
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