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Re: lynx-dev directories & folders

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev directories & folders
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:30:02 -0400 (EDT)

990426 Greg Matheson wrote:
> 990426 Philip Webb wrote:
>> `directory' seems the proper term, `folder' a popularisation.
> Folders are all the way through the pine and mutt documentation,
> no doubt because mail can be held in a file in mbox format
> or in a directory in MH or Maildir format.
> Pine doesn't have MH or Maildir format,
> but the documentation still uses the words 'folders' in 'collections'.
elm refers to `folders', but they are files in e-mail format:
you can call one of them up to the screen listing
& read/reply/forward individual items from them;
if you start editing them randomly, elm no longer recognises them.
so that's a special use of the term `folder'.

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