I have finished three hours of lookinging at the documentation of
Mhonarc. And have a good Idea how to use the program with the
exception of resources. I understannd that I have to makke an file that
covers the format of the mmailist llayout. But I really dont
understannd the difference b/w the elementsand and the $...$ variables.
Also where do I place theis file.?
Yes, three hours of solid browsing will make you miss _anything_.
You don't _have_ to make a .rc file. MHonArc will archive your
mail with all-default settings if you ignore the personalization
opportunities give you by resource definitions in a .rc file.
In fact, I made sure I had done that for practice before I touched
a .rc file.
On the other hand, I very much wanted to redefine a number of the
resources, for reasons I won't go into here.
Once I ran the program once and got an archive, I went to the
examples subdirectory in the distribution and lifted the
frames.rc file from there. Now, frames is the exact opposite
of the way I wanted to go. But that gave me a well-written
example to edit, and that is what I did.
This little trick actually meant that when I ran MHonArc with
my styles (some of 'em, I did break the problem down) it Worked!
Now I'm ready to go on and do stupid other things that won't work...
Take a walk, and when you come back go back to the document and
be sure to visit the page for the RCFILE resource. I applied
the .rc file with a command line parameter
<path>/mhonarc -rcfile headless.rc <mailfolder>
^^^^^^^^^^^ - my RCFILE, in this case in
- the archive directory
This form of reference is because the file is right there where
I cd'ed to before running mhonarc. But it could be _anywhere_.
Hope this puts you back on the track for three laps.