Re: Mutt: folder-hook + set index_format= doesn't work?
* Chris Halls <email@example.com> (2001-08-14 17:00):
> I wanted to check that I'm not doing something silly before I file a bug.
> I wanted to change the message header display in mutt on a per-folder
> basis. From the documentation it seems that the way to do that is with a
> folder-hook line in my .muttrc, giving the new set index_format command
> for the folder. For example:
> folder-hook mbox set index_format="%4C %Z %s"
> But when I load the folder, an error message appears in the status line,
> '%Z: unknown variable'. Strangely enough, the non folder-hook variant
> set index_format="%4C %Z %s" # Works OK
> Are there special rules for the folder-hook line, or should I be able to
> do this? I'm using mutt 1.3.20-1 (Woody/Sid)
I think you need to quote the "set index_format=blah" part if it already has
quotes in it, or at least this worked fine on my mutt 1.3.20. I tried
your line as such:
folder-hook mbox 'set index_format="%4C %Z %s"'
and it worked fine, give it a go and see :)
Sean Quinlan (firstname.lastname@example.org)