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bug #15604: Blind aliases don't forward resolve the first and last entries

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 02 Feb 2006 04:19:02 AM UTC  
Category:  Bug Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Fixed
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 15 Oct 2012 12:31:21 AM UTC, comment #2:

Fixed by commit commit d8a78332490cd5a5928d6a23d06797ca9caa2b45:

The first alias contained in a blind list is now expanded. The
mh-alias(5) man page was updated to show that blind lists must not be terminated with, or contain, a trailing semicolon. I think that was just a mistake in the man page.

David Levine <levine>
Project Member
Wed 23 Apr 2008 08:01:11 PM UTC, comment #1:

Incidentally, this is a bug of such long standing that it's actually mentioned in the mh-alias(5) manpage. If we ever fix this we should remember to edit the manpage :-)

Peter Maydell <pm215>
Project Administrator
Thu 02 Feb 2006 04:19:02 AM UTC, original submission:

Given a blind alias of forward references such as the following

furby: Pomes Posse: paul, rolf, mary, sam, eliot ;

paul: Paul Pomes <ppomes@ieee.org>
rolf: Rolf Lachmayr <rolf@foo.org>
mary: Mary Knoll <mary@bar.org>
sam: Sam Spade <sam@airplane.org>
eliot: Eliot Ness <ellie@bob-barker.com>

ali (and other nmh commands) correctly expand rolf, mary, and sam, but
leave paul and eliot alone. None of these names represent accounts on the
local machine. This causes send to (correctly) fail.

comp -- nmh-1.1-RC4 [compiled on aberrant.rancho-malario.com at Tue Dec 27 16:48:22 CST 2005]

Paul Pomes <ppomes@ieee.org>



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2012-10-15 levine StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2008-12-29 pm215 Categoryuser interface => Bug

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