[TUHS] off-topic list [ really mh ]

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Tue Jun 26 01:28:52 AEST 2018

I'm a big fan of mh (nmh now) and a sometimes maintainer.
What I love about it is that it's a separate set of commands as
opposed to an integrated blob.  That means that I can script.

I also love the one-file-per-message thing, although it's somewhat
less useful with mime; can't just grep anymore.

One of the features that added to nmh to allow it to invoke external
programs when doing its own message processing.  I use this to maintain
a parallel ElasticSearch database of my mail; just a simple word to
message folder/file thing.  I actually go through the trouble of
decoding many mime times when building this database.  This gives me
the ability to very quickly locate messages based on their contents.

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