[CentOS] Rsync/SSH automation problem?

Wed Apr 29 20:33:29 UTC 2009
Gary Greene <ggreene at minervanetworks.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Filipe Brandenburger
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:51 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Rsync/SSH automation problem?
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 08:13, Tony Mountifield
> <tony at softins.clara.co.uk> wrote:
> > In article <VA.000037fd.00e3371d at news.conactive.com>,
> > Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> >> Anthony Kamau wrote on Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:40:10 +1000:
> >> > >From here, I run the rsync command without the need for 
> the -e option.
> >>
> >> ">" is a quote marker, don't write your own text after a 
> quote marker!
> >
> > He probably didn't do it himself. Some mail transports prepend a '>'
> > to any line that begins with "From ", because otherwise such a line
> > could be interpreted as a message delimiter in a standard 
> Unix mailbox.
> But escaping "From " to ">From " should be done only by the program
> that writes to an mbox formatted file.
> See: http://qmail.org/qmail-manual-html/man5/mbox.html
> Looks like another thing that his MUA (header says X-Mailer: Microsoft
> Office Outlook 11) is doing wrong.
> [Unless it is an artifact of the mailing list software, in which case
> I would apologize to the makers of said MUA. But if I had to bet, I
> would say it's the MUA's fault.]
> Filipe

This isn't surprising. When I have to mail out to mailing lists for FOSS projects, I have to manually put my signature at the bottom, and turn off HTML mails, since Outlook encourages top posting, and HTML. Additionally, as you can see from the quoting of your message, the From: line is treated like normal quoted text instead of the norm for good mail clients. (No, I cannot switch off from Outlook since it's the standard here since we've an Exchange server.)

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