| Stan Ryckman <stanr(_at_)sunspot(_dot_)tiac(_dot_)net> wrote:
| >How big is a "clump?"
Stephen van den Berg quoted from the formail(1) man page:
| FORMAIL(1) FORMAIL(1)
| -m minfields
| Allows you to specify the number of consecutive
| fields formail needs to find before it decides it
| found the start of a new message, it defaults to 2.
I always wondered about -m. I didn't know whether it set (1) how many lines
that look like headers it takes for formail -ds to decide another article is
starting or (2) how many fields of a From_ line are needed for formail -s to
decide that a line beginning with "From " truly marks the start of another
Stephen, if the man page spoke of "records" there or of "headers" instead of
"fields", or if it specifically stated that -m relates to the -d facility,
that would be clearer. Please consider rephrasing it.
| >I don't think digests come with built-in "Content-Length:" headers.
| If the digest generator is MIME compatible, it would contain
| Content-Length fields (e.g. a SmartList managed mailinglist).
But to quote again from the formail(1) man page,
-d Tell formail that the messages it is supposed to
split need not be in strict mailbox format (i.e.
allows you to split digests/articles or non-standard
mailbox formats). This disables recognition of the
Content-Length: field. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So if a digest article contains another piece of mail with unindented
headers, a Content-Length: header at the beginning of the article won't