[Users] Python script access to file(s) inside folder?

Pierre Fortin pf at pfortin.com
Sun Aug 11 19:17:53 CEST 2013

On Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:02:54 +0200 Holger Berndt wrote:

>On Do, 08.08.2013 16:35, Pierre Fortin wrote:
>>I'm trying to setup individual .signature files on a per folder basis;
>Claws Mail has folder-specific templates built in, via folder
>properties. Maybe that's what you're looking for?

Not quite...  I was trying to get part way towards what I think might be
a better .signature setup which ultimately could act something like this:

1. if no .signature file exists, don't display the Signature button on

2. if a .signature file exists within the folder where the
compose/reply/forward is originating from, use that one[1].

3. otherwise, use the account's specified default .signature[1].

[1] or...  while still respecting the "Automatically insert signature"
option, provide a Signature dropdown to allow picking either the
folder's or account's .signature (or 2 buttons)

All notwithstanding the use of templates which could co-exist with such a

>>but am missing the magic for understanding the difference between
>>OS_path [/home/pfortin/Mail/...] and claws_path [#mh/Mailbox/...]
>What you call "claws_path" is an identifier. It is a string that Claws
>Mail can use to uniquely refer to a folder. It may or may not correspond
>to a filesystem folder on your harddisc.

From everything I can see:
  /home/pfortin/Mail/Linux/claws-mail is the same directory|folder as
but, I still can't get at the latter...  probably some subtle syntactical
issue I keep tripping over...  

Doh!!!  OS!!  os.listdir() works on the former; but not the latter for
[now] obvious reasons...  <red-faced>

Would this require replicating the os module functions, such as:
  clawsmail.listdir() etc...?   Or... could os.<function>() be hinted
to use #mh/Mailbox as a "symlink" to /home/pfortin/Mail?
Not asking for implementation, just trying to grok better... :)

Don't suppose there's a way to copy a file, such as:
  #mh/Mailbox/Linux/claws-mail/.signature into a compose window at will..?



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