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Re: [Nmh-workers] relative message numbers?

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] relative message numbers?
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:13:38 -0500

Paul wrote:

> i know ('man nmh') about 'cur:-3' and 'prev:3', which will pick
> the 3 previous messages (including cur, or not).  is there a way to
> refer to _just_ the Nth message before or after cur?
> i often look at a scan listing and realize i want to see a message
> that's very close to 'cur' or 'last'.  with my numeric typing skills,
> the fewer digits i need to type the better, so "show last--3" or "show
> cur++2" would be easier than "show 321540".  (a real example, from my
> mairix "virtual" output folder).
> is this possible?  anyone else think it's desirable?

It's not possible now with nmh.  A simple shell alias could do
it, but use would take a bit more typing than you asked for.

I think "last-3" and "cur+2" would be sufficient.

I'd probably use it.  Though I've been trying to rely more on pick
and less on message numbers.


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