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Allow non utf-8 piped input in Alpine
Patch is available for version: alpine 2.00 alpine 2.01 alpine 2.10 alpine 2.11 alpine 2.20 alpine 2.21 alpine 2.22 alpine 2.23 alpine 2.24 alpine 2.25 alpine 2.26
You can use this patch to warn Alpine that input from a pipe is not encoded in UTF-8. The default is that input from a pipe must be encoded in UTF-8 for Alpine to interpret it correctly. With this patch, you can make Alpine interpret correctly an input that is not in UTF-8.
In order to use this patch, you need to add the -noutf8 flag in Alpine. For example, if a file contains characters not encoded in the UTF-8 character set, we would use a command like
cat file | alpine -noutf8
to send the input file to the body of a new message to be composed.

Last Updated 18:15:08 MDT Thu Jun 02 2022.