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 ====== Message Header ====== ====== Message Header ======
  
-When reading messages, you will often want to create a custom header for the message reading, as an asc/ans file, instead of the default ​message header ​driven by TEXT.DAT settings.+<​file>​ 
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 +Customizing ​the message header ​displayed when users read messages (e.gposts and mail messages) via the [[server:​terminal]] server involves either: 
 +  * Modifying the first 9 strings defined in the system'​s ''​[[dir:​ctrl]]/​[[custom:​text.dat]]''​ file, or 
 +  * Creating/​modifying the system'​s ''​[[dir:​text]]/​menu/​msghdr.*''​ file
  
-The File should exist in ''​./text/​menu/​MSGHDR.ASC'' ​you can use the ANS2ASC utility ​for an initial conversion. ​ You will then want to put the appropriate control codes into the message ​header.+The default behavior for users of terminals with more than 40 columns is to use the hard-coded C/C++ Synchronet logic to display the ''​text.dat'' ​lines which are appropriate ​for the current message (the order of displayed ​header ​fields can not be changed).
  
-Here are few codes that I find useful (note the -L### is for padding/​trimming the length of an item) +Since 40-column version of the message header file (''​msghdr.40col.asc''​) exists in a default install (e.g. from Git), that file is displayed rather than the ''​text.dat''​ lines for users with 40-column terminals.
-  * @SMB_GROUP@ +
-  * @SMB_SUB-L#######​@ +
-  * @SMB_CURMSG@ +
-  * @SMB_MSGS@ +
-  * @MSG_DATE-L#########################​@ +
-  * @MSG_ATTR-L#########################​@ +
-  * @MSG_FROM_NAME-L#########################​@ +
-  * @MSG_TO_NAME-L#########################​@ +
-  * @MSG_SUBJECT-L#########################​@+
  
-TODOClean this page up.+If you chose the ''​text.dat''​ file route, here are the strings you'll be interested in: 
 +  * MsgSubj 
 +  * MsgTags 
 +  * MsgAttr 
 +  * MsgTo 
 +  * MsgToNet 
 +  * MsgToExt 
 +  * MsgFrom 
 +  * MsgFromNet 
 +  * MsgFromExt 
 +  * MsgDate 
 +  * MsgVotes 
 +  * MsgHdrBodySeparator 
 +  * PollAnswerChecked 
 +  * ForwardedFrom 
 + 
 +If you chose the ''​msghdr.*''​ file route, here are some [[custom:​atcodes|@-codes]] that you may want to include in the file for dynamic string values: 
 +  * SMB_GROUP 
 +  * SMB_SUB 
 +  * SMB_AREA_DESC 
 +  * SMB_CURMSG 
 +  * SMB_MSGS 
 +  * MSG_DATE 
 +  * MSG_TIMEZONE 
 +  * MSG_AGE 
 +  * MSG_ATTR 
 +  * MSG_FROM_NAME 
 +  * MSG_TO_NAME 
 +  * MSG_SUBJECT 
 + 
 +Synchronet comes stock with: 
 +  * An example ''​msghdr.*'':​ ''​[[https://​gitlab.synchro.net/​main/​sbbs/​-/​blob/​master/​text/​menu/​msghdrexample.asc|msghdrexample.asc]]''​ 
 +  * A message header to use only for 40-columns terminals: ''​[[https://​gitlab.synchro.net/​main/​sbbs/​-/​blob/​master/​text/​menu/​msghdr.40col.asc|msghdr.40col.msg]]''​
  
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​custom:​atcodes|@-Codes]]   * [[:​custom:​atcodes|@-Codes]]
   * [[:​custom:​ctrl-a_codes|Ctrl-A Codes]]   * [[:​custom:​ctrl-a_codes|Ctrl-A Codes]]
 +  * [[:​custom:​menu files]]
 +  * [[:​config:​text files]]
   * [[:​custom:​|Customization]]   * [[:​custom:​|Customization]]
  
-{{tag>}}+{{tag>message header}}
  

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