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Re: lynx-dev Mailing from Lynx with Pine

From: Eduardo Chappa
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Mailing from Lynx with Pine
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 20:02:51 -0700 (PDT)

*** On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 I wrote:

:)   I just created a patch for lynx2.8.4 that does this. I believe the
:) patch can be adpated to be used even with mutt or elm (anyone willing
:) to test this?). I am not submitting the patch right now, but instead I
:) would like that anyone interested in testing and helping me improve the
:) patch could pick the patch from the address below, so that it can be
:) worked on it and submitted later.


  I am submitting a patch for your consideration. The patch gives support
of an external e-mail program to Lynx. The documentation below explains
how to set this up using Pine, and since I do not use Mutt, nor elm, the
documentation is missing how to set this feature for those e-mail
programs.  It would be nice if someone added that part to the
documentation. The patch was compressed and attached to this message.

  Thank you for your consideration and feedback.

:)   The way that the patch works is as follows. After one applies the patch
:) and recompiles, one needs to reinstall lynx: "make install". This will
:) create a new lynx.cfg file. The patch is designed so that even if you
:) follow all of these steps, the feature is off. The way to turn it on is by
:) editing the (new) file lynx.cfg and setting
:) One also needs to define the variable
:) The example given in the lynx.cfg file is:
:) EXTERNAL_MAIL_PROGRAM:pine -customized-hdrs="Subject: %s" %s < %s
:) which allows the sender to send a message including the subject and text
:) of the web page using Pine.
:) I would appreciate if those who know mutt or elm could let me know which
:) command works best for them. There's more information in the file lynx.cfg
:) as to what those cryptic %s mean. I believe that if we point users as to
:) which command to use with the most popular mailers, that there won't be
:) any problem for people to use their favorite e-mail program when sending
:) e-mail through Lynx.
:)   There are a few details in the patch where I would appreciate if someone
:) could point me in a better way to do this, as for example, there are a few
:) if (!use_external_command){
:) }
:) statements which I believe should be replaced by something more like
:) #ifdef SOMETHING
:) but I did not know how to do this, and there's also a length of an array
:) (the array containing command to be executed) which I would like some
:) advice as to how to set its length properly.


Attachment: mail.patch
Description: Patch for external support of mail program

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