muttrc for different mutt versions

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Thu Sep 6 17:56:39 UTC 2018

Claus Assmann wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 06, 2018, Kai Weber wrote:
>> How can I have the same muttrc on both machines without running into
>> errors during mutt start?
> I split the rc file into
> 1) a common part
> 2) parts specific to the mutt version
> and
> - source the common part (1) in the specific version (2)
> - use a wrapper which invokes mutt with the specific rc file (2)

Mutt also looks for muttrc-$VERSION, so you can avoid the
need for a wrapper.  If you start mutt-1.10.1 and have a
config file at ~/.mutt/muttrc-1.10.1, it will be sourced.

You can use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/mutt/muttrc-$VERSION or
~/.muttrc-$VERSION as well, of course.


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