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Re: modifying movemail


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: modifying movemail
Date: 20 Jun 2004 07:32:00 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Florian von Savigny <address@hidden> writes:
> Sounds like this intermediate file is the second argument to movemail.
Indeed.
 
> What makes me wonder now is: is the fact alone that emacs under Linux
> hangs when trying to rmail-get-new-mail from a spool file on a FAT32
> partition enough proof that it is using movemail? After all, it might
> hang when executing its lisp code, and modifying movemail would not
> change a bit about that...

It's possible.  It would be trying to lock it itself.

> [I'll spare the theoretical question: under what circumstances and why
> Emacs (does not) use(s) movemail.]

M-x apropos RET movemail RET 

may give some clues...
I guess that if all the variables are nil, it won't be able to use an
external program.

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__Pascal Bourguignon__                     http://www.informatimago.com/

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