[Mailman-Developers] double dash or single dash to commence signatures?

John.Airey at rnib.org.uk John.Airey at rnib.org.uk
Tue Apr 13 06:55:47 EDT 2004

I have noticed that mailman uses a double dash to end message commands. I
was under the impression that a dash followed by a space (which we currently
have in our disclaimer) was correct. This certainly works with majordomo,
which is what we used to use until I became tired of the enormous amount of
administration that it took just to set up one list.

Does anyone on this list know which RFC states which is the correct one?

If of course both are valid would you be able to patch mailman to allow
"end","--" and "- "?

John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey at rnib.org.uk 

Every person who has set out to disprove the resurrection of Jesus Christ
has changed their mind after examining the evidence in detail.


NOTICE: The information contained in this email and any attachments is 
confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended 
recipient you should not use, disclose, distribute or copy any of the 
content of it or of any attachment; you are requested to notify the 
sender immediately of your receipt of the email and then to delete it 
and any attachments from your system. 

RNIB endeavours to ensure that emails and any attachments generated by 
its staff are free from viruses or other contaminants. However, it 
cannot accept any responsibility for any  such which are transmitted.
We therefore recommend you scan all attachments. 

Please note that the statements and views expressed in this email and 
any attachments are those of the author and do not necessarily represent 
those of RNIB. 

RNIB Registered Charity Number: 226227 

Website: http://www.rnib.org.uk 

More information about the Mailman-Developers mailing list