From the command line I can't insert a comma in the message body text created with the body="" command



15 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: helge.kraak, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: I report from Mac but refer to Windows, the problem is version independent

The comma is being ignored when you enter a text for the message body on the
command line:
Example: thunderbird -compose to='',body="Dear Sir," results
"Dear Sir" without comma. It would be great if you had the possibility for the
comma also. In my case the command line parameters are being filled by a
Starbasic Macro, which gets the parameters from database (salutation, ..). 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Thunderbird from the command line, use the following syntax
2. thunderbird -compose to='',body="Dear Sir,"

Expected Results:  
Give me a comma, please! :-)

Comment 1

14 years ago
This is true in MailNews, as well as Thunderbird.

Workaround:  Use this command line instead:
  tb.exe -compose to='',body="Dear Sir%2C"
Severity: normal → minor
Component: General → Composition
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Thunderbird → MailNews
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Product: MailNews → Core


11 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody
QA Contact: composition


11 years ago
Product: Core → MailNews Core

Comment 2

11 years ago
Confirmed in Linux with TB  It doesn't just ignore the comma, it ignores everything after it as well.

If the -compose args are: to='',subject="something",body="test,test,test"

It will only yield "test" in the body!  This is very bad if you have body="Dear Sir, Please let me tell you how much I hate you," it would only say, "Dear Sir,"
Duplicate of this bug: 470663

Comment 4

6 years ago
Confirmed on GNU/Linux with Thunderbird 17.0.6.

See also Bug 882104, which is a relevant request for enhancement.

Comment 5

2 years ago
Confirming bug still exists with Thunderbird 45.3.
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