n...@dad.org wrote:
 > >I think the simplest thing to do would be to write a custom postproc
 > >and use it to interrogate the draft (using scan(1)) to make sure it was
 > >the way you want.  Like if the To: line was blank, exit with a sensible
 > >error message.  If you were happy with it, call the real post.
 > >
 > >I've attached the sample postproc I put in the nmh contrib directory;
 > >it's job is to change the switches to post depending on the from line,
 > >but you could use it to see if there's something in the To: header.
 > Would you be willing to tell me how, in such a script, I could detect the
 > presence or absence of a specific header, say "Exception: norm"? (I don't
 > intend or want to enter the currently raging header debate. I'm just asking a
 > specific technical question.)

i think ken would do it with scan(1), but he's one of the few people in
the world that can write mh-format code off the top of his head.  ;-)

i'd use sed:

    exception_header=$(sed -n -e '/^Exception:/p' -e '/^$/q' < $draftfile)
    if [ "$exception_header" ]

paul fox, p...@foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 53.4 degrees)

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