Bash – am I getting MAD here?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Wed Jul 27 16:32:05 UTC 2016

On Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:28:09 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>consider to post your bashisms in a human readable formatting and to
>send your mail in plain text only.
>Assumed you should use Evolution, then in the editor windows switch
>from "Normal" to "Preformatted" before you paste the script.
>If you are using Claws, in the editor windows use Edit > Special paste
>> Unwrapped.
>Other MUAs most likely allow to post scripts, too.
>You should expect that several people aren't willing to read something
>formatted like this:
>* if [[ ${Path:0:1} != / ]]; then # Relative path.*
>* echo "${PWD}/${Path}"*
>* else # Absolute path.*
>* echo "${Path}"*
>* fi*
>You might claim, that your formatting is absolutely perfect, when
>taking a look at the HTML formatted part.
> ->
> ->
> :
>"HTML mail
>Avoid sending emails in HTML format, if possible. Some people may find
>it more difficult to read or reply to these emails. Also, HTML email
>takes up more space, so people with restricted Internet access will be
>happier to receive plain text emails."
>At least I'm not willing to add the HTML plugin to my Claws mail and
>the formatting of the plain text part is disgusting.

PS: Take a look at the mailing list archive:


This is the formatting a lot of users see by their MUAs too.

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