On Monday, August 11, 1997 3:01 PM, Concordia Net Web Master
On Mon, 11 Aug 1997 14:05:45 -0400, Steve Pacenka
MHonArc distinguishes between mbox and mh input message files by testing
whether its trailing arguments are directories or plain files.
arguments (like ".") are assumed to refer to directories containing
files. File arguments (like *.msg) are assumed to refer to mbox-type
files. The error resulted from MHonArc treating mh-type files as
I guess that brings us back to the possible format problem. You don't
think my Perl port could be a problem, do you? Activeware doesn't
all the core functions, fork() is a notable no-go on NT.
Almost there ...
Your .msg file format is definitely compatible with MHonArc. I just
created a MHonArc archive using the sample message you sent me earlier.
Try double quotes in place of the single quotes in my last message:
perl mhonarc\mhonarc -add -mhpattern "\.msg$" -outdir W:/maillist .
I got the single-quote version to work with a bash shell under Win95
(Activeware NTPerl build 302, MHonarc 2.1), but the standard Win 95
command.com shell worked only with double quotes.
If this still doesn't work, substitute the full path name of the current
directory for the last dot.
-- hope to hear of success, SP