Re: change extension

From: Kent Landfield <>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 1998 13:47:03 -0500 (CDT)
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# > # I just created a mail archive in which I'd like all generated pages to be
# > # .shtml to better allow them to dynamically use current header and footer
# Why not make it an rc option, with the default set to .html? If
# someone wants others, they change the variable to .htm, .shtml, .phtml, or
# whatever they want.

It is now an options.h, .hmrc and a command line option and is working nicely.

I need to put a warning in the README...

If you are going to change the filename suffix used, you must deal with the existing files first. Otherwise, hypermail does not know they are there and starts numbering files from the begining.

This means that you need to either start out fresh, regenerate the archive from an existing mailbox or convert all existing files and the links within the existing archive files to use the proper extension.

I'll see if I can generate a throwaway script to do the conversion but "buyer beware"...

Kent Landfield                        Phone: 1-817-545-2502             
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