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Re: Mailcheck and pseudo message in a mailbox


From: zbox
Subject: Re: Mailcheck and pseudo message in a mailbox
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 02:58:06 -0700 (PDT)
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On 4 říj, 20:04, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Chet
>
> --
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>                  ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

I think it would be worth adding a switch or option to disable old/
read mail reporting (report only new unread mails) or maybe adding a
possibility to use custom script for mailchecking. The bash-3 worked
OK for me. There are several users reporting the same problem with
bash-4 on various distros bugzillas/forums and mostly solving this by
mailcheck disable that I think is not good solution.


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