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Re: [Nmh-workers] mh-v
Re: [Nmh-workers] mh-v
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:03:33 -0600
> > [...]
> > http://www.hep.wisc.edu/~rader/mh-v/
> I grabbed it and installed it on a Fedora 17 system, which had
> the few prerequisite packages already installed by some stroke
> > Have been using it 40, 60 hrs/wk since I ditched EXMH in late
> > Dec 2011.
> I don't know that I'd ditch exmh. How does mh-v handle image
> attachments? I like how exmh displays them automagically.
Short answer: you have to type <tab>, and 'v' (assumes you have X11
Long answer: MH-V makes all attachments available via "hyperlinks" shown
in the "Attach:" header line. (It also makes html multipart/alternative
content available via a hyperlinks in the "Alt:" header line.) You can
throw them at your browser, or up on the web using 'v' (view) or 's' (save).
Consider msg 23 in my inbox...
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:44:21 CST
To: Steve Rader <address@hidden>
From: Antonio Granados <[redacted]>
Subject: FW: Very Clever
Here <tab> would highlight "23.2.jpeg" (message 23 part 2) in light gray.
When I'm running MH-V on localhost's display, I then do 'v' to have MH-V
execute "mhstore" to save the image attachment and do e.g.
"firefox -browser file:///home/rader/.mh_cache/23.2.jpeg &"
to bring it up in my browser.
When I'm remote and have fast X11 forwarding, I do 'v', and MH-V sees
I have the SSH_CLIENT env var set, and it thus does
"firefox -browser http://some.domain.name/~rader/mh_cache/23.2.jpeg &"
(because file:/// is not local/available.)
When I have slow X11 forwarding or am at a public computer, I type 's'
to save, and then nav to http://some.domain.name/~rader/mh_cache/ in
Also, for viewing html multipart/alternative, alls one needs to do is 'v'.
This is nice for all those emails you receive that have worthless text/plain
parts and/or only text/html parts that don't render well in elinks.
> > Started as a lark after barely getting vmh to compile/work on
> > linux,
> vmh ... wasn't that something that one could get to run on Sun-3s
> with SunView? I think I might have explored that before finding
[I went from command line mh to Xmh on a crappy VAXStation 3200, or maybe
even a crappy 19" COLOR DECStation 3100, so you win.]
But really you're a bit off: vmh is a curses thingie, not SunView. It was
shipped broken with nmh, until it was removed in 1.4? It displays "scan"
output, uses up/down arrow key to select msgs, and <enter> to "show".
When I got it to limp along (with end-of-line and/or num columns problems)
during xmas vacation in Dec 2011, I thought, "shit, I could code this in
Perl curses in like 10 minutes." Which I did, mostly for kicks. And at
almost exactly the same time I realized Perl curses supports xterm-256color.
And I thought, "shit, I could make this into a faster EXMH with GTK+ colors
in like 10, 15 pre-dawn-pre-family cups of coffee." It took me about 30.
(When Ken called me crazy the other day, I think that was a complement?)
> > having EXMH getting annoyingly long in the tooth, and realizing
> > modern curses supports 256 color xterms.
> > Have never got around to saying "there's 1.0 version now". Oh,
> > well, the user base is probably less than two.
> Be prepared for a 50% increase in the user base! It looks pretty
> good. vim's spell check and diction highlighting works too.
> Well done!
Yes, there's some minimalist highlighting done by MH-V. But MH-V shouldn't
get any credit for spell checking: I think you'll find that's just pure vim
> As soon as I get a minute to wrap an RPM package around the
> beast, and merging the provided nmh config files with my own
> custom deviations, then I'll dive into actually using it full
> time for a while. I'm happy to shoot you the .spec file for the
> RPM, if that's useful to you.
Thanks for the offer, but I already have makefile to scp over stuff.