meaning of number of lines in the message (%l in index_format)

Kurt Hackenberg kh at
Sun Jun 23 01:53:11 UTC 2019

On 2019-06-22 16:47, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> The manual says:
> %l                                   number of lines in the message
>                                       (does not work with maildir, mh,
>                                       and possibly IMAP folders)

Seems not very useful if it mostly doesn't work. Maybe mbox read counts 
lines anyway, so this was easy? And originally there was nothing but mbox?

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