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Re: nmh 1.8RC2, xlbiff, and $HOME

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: nmh 1.8RC2, xlbiff, and $HOME
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2023 18:54:25 -0800

Stephen wrote:

> My analysis:
> This is a regression.  HOME is used only to set the default profile
> file to "$HOME/.mh_profile".  But nmh doesn't need HOME if MH is set.

Thanks for your analysis.  I'd like to get Ralph's take on what we
should do.

> A further documentation issue: mh-profile(5) does not specify the
> treatment of a relative Path.  I expected it to be relative to the
> directory of the profile file, but it seems to actually be relative to

Right, it's relative to HOME.  I'll add this clarification to the man
    A relative Path is relative to the user's $HOME directory.
unless there's another suggestion.


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