From: William McBrine <wmcbrine@us...> - 2001-10-17 13:13:57
There's not a lot new in 0.41 (mostly bug fixes), but the command-line
options are pretty interesting. Until now, it's been hard to change
MultiMail options on a temporary basis -- you'd pretty much have to edit
the config file each time. And it wasn't convenient to try and maintain
multiple config files, since the only way to point mm at an alternate file
was to set the MMAIL environment variable, which points at a directory
rather than a file.
Now, instead, if you just want to change a single option for a single
session, it's easy. For example, to load a different color scheme:
mm -colorfile c:\mmail\aqua.col
(Note the use of the full path; this won't work without it.) Or to
temporarily turn off *.NDX files for a troublesome QWK packet:
mm -ignorendx yes badpacket.qwk
You can also experiment more freely with all the options this way, before
deciding on permanent settings.
If you want multiple configurations, you can effectively do it via a batch
file or script that calls mm with the appropriate options. For example, I
have a script with options set for using MultiMail to post to binary
newsgroups, which says, in part:
mm --zipCompressCommand "zip -0jkq" --UseTaglines No --AutoSaveReplies No
William McBrine <wmcbrine@...>
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