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Re: send(1) and Draft-Folder.

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: send(1) and Draft-Folder.
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2023 10:27:02 +0000

Hi David,

> > Ralph wrote:
> > > >     Draft-Folder: To specify the default draftfolder
> > > >
> > > > Removing the hyphen from the second draft-folder helps associate
> > > > it with the -draftfolder switch, I think.
> > >
> > > Is this equivalent?
> > >
> > >     Draft-Folder: -draftfolder's default
> >
> > I don't like that, because then I have to figure out how -draftfolder
> > fits in.
> I might have come across as harsh on that.

I didn't find that.  :-)  I was just left a bit unclear on your point
but I think it's that I might understand draft folders, from
mh-draft(5), but not know about this command's -draftfolder, say, and so
it adds another level of indirection to get to the answer.

> In reality, I don't have a preference.

Given its peers, e.g. whom(1)'s

    Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
    Draft-Folder:        To specify the default draftfolder
    Aliasfile:           For a default alias file
    postproc:            Program to post the message

it may as well be left alone.  It looks like there could be a general
sweep through them to make them more brief and simply refer to an option
where applicable.  So for those above,

    Path:                The user's nmh directory
    Draft-Folder:        -draftfolder's default
    Aliasfile:           -alias's default
    postproc:            A post(8)-like program which does the work

This would make more sense if the man pages listed options rather than
burying them in prose.

Cheers, Ralph.

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