I think there are other list-managers readers who use "forw -digest",
too, so I decided to reply to the list...
> I use MH's `forw -digest...' to create a digest for my mailing-list twice
> a day. The digest is formatted to 80 characters which sometimes causes the
> odd character to over-wrap onto the next line. Occasionally the over-wrapped
> character is a `full-stop' (ya know, a ".") which causes some mailers to
> truncate the digest ...
> Quite simply, all I'm looking for is a sed or awk script to read through
> the digest and remove any line that contains the single "."
A sed script to do that looks like:
You can put that in a shell script named "dotfix" and invoke it from the
"What now?" prompt by typing "edit dotfix". The script is:
/bin/cp "$1" /tmp/fix$$
/bin/sed '/^\.$/d' /tmp/fix$$ > "$1"
/bin/rm -f /tmp/fix$$
You could add some bug proofing to handle things like a full /tmp, an
unwritable draft (in the $1 argument, etc.) but that's the basic idea.
A better solution might be to add a sendproc script that automatically
processes all your outgoing mail and deletes those lines; you wouldn't
have to do anything special. If there's a copy of my Nutshell Handbook
"MH & xmh: E-mail for Users & Programmers" around your office somewhere,
look at the "mysend" script in Section 13.13. You can also get "mysend"
from ftp.uu.net in /published/oreilly/nutshell/MHxmh/MHxmh2.tar.Z.
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