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Re: [Nmh-workers] relative message numbers?

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] relative message numbers?
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:55:25 -0400

david wrote:
 > 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.

okay, that's what i thought.

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

i think not: "cur-9" is a valid selection today.


 > I'd probably use it.  Though I've been trying to rely more on pick
 > and less on message numbers.
 > David
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 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 55.0 degrees)

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