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Re: [Nmh-workers] exciting new stuff for 2.0

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] exciting new stuff for 2.0
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:38:21 -0500

ralph wrote:
 > Hi Ken,
 > > You know, I was wondering why I didn't remember the original message
 > > ...  and that was because it was from 7 years ago!
 > Yes, I was tackling my large backlog of nmh reading and at some point
 > switched from my recent large backlog to my old large backlog, I too was
 > confused about the sudden change in topic.  :-)
 > The OP was talking about thread notation in a scan-style listing.  If
 > there was a show(1) that let one navigate through a sequence then I
 > guess it could display it too.
 > (My ~/bin/readlp abuses lesskey(1) so little-used keys in less for
 > reading email, e.g. D, do "quit ^@", and this is picked up by the script
 > which then adds it to the "delete" sequence and moves onto the next
 > email to show.  N - next, P - previous, S - spam, etc.)

okay, that's subtle, and very cool.  from the lesskey manpage:
    "The extra string has a special meaning for the "quit" action: 
    when less quits, first character of the extra string is used as
    its exit status."

nice trick.  care to share your readlp script?  i use less to read
a pre-formatted concatenation of unread messages, but then i have
to delete the unwanted ones specifically when i'm done.  yours sounds
like a nicer solution.

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 31.8 degrees)

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