[neomutt-users] sourcing problems

Chris Bennett cpb_neomutt at bennettconstruction.us
Thu Oct 29 02:21:49 CET 2020

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 09:10:25PM +0000, Pietro Cerutti wrote:
> This suggets that the mailbox is opened twice. If your setup is based on my
> multi-account config files, you are probably both specifying spoolfile
> (which will cause NeoMutt to open that folder on startup) AND running a
> <change-folder> command because of a "source". Can you please double check
> that?
> I have updated my multi-account setup here, in case you want to review them
> and adjust yours accordingly:
> https://github.com/neomutt/dyk/blob/master/_dyk/008.md

I'm looking at that now. I did use the older version, modifying it.
Now I know what to look for.

> > Is there something needed, like adding a macro or other thing in order
> > to get files to source? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
> One think you need to pay attention to when using "source" is with relative
> paths. When "source" is encountered reading a config file, paths are taken
> to be relative to the file being parsed. When you run "source" within a
> macro, that context is lost, so paths will be relative to the current
> working directory.
> I suggest using absolute paths in that case (possibly shortened by ~).  As
> an example, the macro I use un my multi-account setup look like this:
> macro index <F8> "<enter-command>source ~/.config/neomutt/imap/fastmail.cfg<enter>"
> Hope this helps,

It did.

Chris Bennett

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