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Re: How come i wrote a NO-BREAK SPACE in xterm+bash ?



On 2015-08-31 15:41:01 -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Aug 2015, David Wright wrote:
> > Quoting Vincent Lefevre (vincent@vinc17.net):
> > > From the terminal point of view, the shell is just like another
> > > process.
> > 
> > Just to make it clear: I didn't write that, even though you've made it
> > appear that I did by putting ">" in front of it.
> 
> For the record, lines starting with From are often escaped with > to
> avoid issues with mbox. So Vincent didn't purposefully prepend > to
> that.

Actually I didn't even put a ">" (for instance, it doesn't appear
in the mail copy I received in Bcc). That's Debian's mailing-list
software that did.

In the Bcc copy:

| From the terminal point of view, the shell is just like another
| process.

In the copy from debian-user:

| >From the terminal point of view, the shell is just like another
| process.

That's rather stupid because until the mail is stored in a mbox
mailbox (for users who use this), the ">" is not useful at all.

Note also that this "From" escaping differs from the using quoting,
which has a space after ">".

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