[Alpine-info] Alpine announcement on freshmeat,net
Steven W. Orr
steveo at syslang.net
Wed Jul 1 12:29:31 PDT 2009
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On 07/01/09 14:42, quoth Mark Crispin:
> On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Steven W. Orr wrote:
>> I'd like to suggest a lighter-weight approach if I may. It was the
>> Americans who came up with a pen that could work in a Zero Gravity
>> environment, but it was the Russians who solved the same problem with a
> Urban myth.
Much appreciated. Thanks. :-)
>> If we look at the current commandline options for alpine, we see that the
>> address specified on the line will take us directly to the composer. The
>> idea is that we want to specify multiple To:, Cc: and Bcc: addresses on
>> the commandline.
> That does not address my particular use case.
What am I missing? You want a list of addresses to come from a file, and by
specifying the file expansion on the commandline and letting the shell do the
work, we can flay the same feline. No? Your way would require six sets of
command options. -t -ft -C -fC -b and -fb
(Note that if we do agree that we want to remain compliant to standards of
commandline design, a two letter option would not be legal. I only show this
an example to show the added complexity.)
>> Clearly, the ability to specify a file name for these addresses
>> is needlessly complex.
> In your opinion.
> I think that it is needlessly complex to have to read the file into the
> body of the message, then cut and paste to get it into the header.
> That's what I have to do now, and it pisses me off each time that I have
> to do it.
I absolutely agree. The current functionality is broken.
But I'm not seeing why multiple -tCb options on the commandline, or a properly
delimited list using the proper option once is not acceptable.
Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a banana. Stranger things have .0.
happened but none stranger than this. Does your driver's license say Organ ..0
Donor?Black holes are where God divided by zero. Listen to me! We are all- 000
individuals! What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
steveo at syslang.net
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