Paul Fox <p...@foxharp.boston.ma.us> writes: >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: > >draftfile=... >exception_header=$(sed -n -e '/^Exception:/p' -e '/^$/q' < $draftfile) >if [ "$exception_header" ] >then >.
Except that it would find the string "Exception:" at the beginning of of any line in the body of the message. Norman Shapiro _______________________________________________ Nmh-workers mailing list Nmhfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/nmh-workers