And verily didst David Meleedy spake of these matters:
> Sorry if this topic has been talked about before, I just got added
> to the list...
> I just upgraded MajorDomo to version 1.62. I really like the new file
> transfer option, but I was wondering if a small enhancement could be
> added. It would be really slick if majordomo could detect whether or
> not a file is binary, and if it is, use "uuencode" before sending the
> binary file to the user in the mail. This would be very useful for
> situations where you want your foo.archive file to be a symbolic link
> to some clueless users directory of files. This way the user doesn't
> have to worry about uuencoding binary files himself.
That's why the "ftpmail" option is in there. If you install FTPMail, you
can forward Majordomo requests to it for handling.
The problem is not only does the file need to be uuencoded, it would also
be nice to split it if it is too big, or Mime encode it, or so on and so on.
To avoid all that, you can simply pre-uuencode the file, and put that in
the file directory.
Alan Millar amillar@bolis.SF-Bay.org __oo \
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