tilde escaping

Fabien Tassin fta at sofaraway.org
Thu Feb 22 12:29:42 UTC 2001

According to Marco d'Itri:
>         while (<$artfh>) {
>             s/^~/~~/;
>             print $mail $_;
>         }
> I suppose the intent is to protect crappy /usr/bin/mail programs, but is
> this code really needed?

it sometimes helps if you have to forward the resulting message using
a BSD-like mailreader or if you are using some strange
gateways/filters/rebouncers. IMHO, it should stay as is.

> I see inn.conf.in has:
> mta:                    @SENDMAIL@ -oi -oem %s
> so BSD mail is not supposed to be used.

Fabien Tassin -+- fta at sofaraway.org

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