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Re: Mailcheck and pseudo message in a mailbox

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Mailcheck and pseudo message in a mailbox
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 14:04:01 -0400
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Yarda wrote:
> With bash-4.0 the mailcheck behaviour is annoying when there is a pseudo
> message in a mailbox, e.g.:

It's unfortunate that the system's implementors chose a metadata format
that is indistinguishable from a valid mail message.  Since bash doesn't
read the contents of a mail file at all, it's not a good idea to make it
parse mail messages to work around this problem.


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