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Re: Interpreting commands

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Interpreting commands
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 04:43:00 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 7, 11:51 am, Don Saklad <address@hidden> wrote:
> Interpreting commands
> a.
>    What's the difference?... between author and correspondent
>    What's the difference?... between recipient and correspondent
>    in
>    C-c C-s C-a  rmail-summary-sort-by-author
>    C-c C-s C-c  rmail-summary-sort-by-correspondent
>    C-c C-s C-r  rmail-summary-sort-by-recepient

Correspondent = union ( author  recipient )

> b.
>    How do you use <find>  search-forward

Enter the string that you want to search for at the prompt, then press

> c.
>    What does down mean?...
>    What does face mean?...
>    What does facemenu mean?...
>    What does the letter C mean?...
>    What does <fc> mean?...
>    What does the number 2 mean?... in
>    <C-down-mouse-2> <fc> <isearch>
>                                    facemenu-set-face-from-menu

In <C-down-mouse-2>, C means you need to hold down the control key,
mouse-2 means you press the second mouse button (while holding
Control), the down means that the event is triggered when the mouse-2
button goes down (without the "down-", mouse button events trigger
when you release the button, which is normally not what you want when
you are opening a menu).

<fc> is the name of a menu item, facemenu-set-face-from-menu is the
name of the function that is executed.

> d.
>    How do you use <C-down-mouse-2> <fc> <isearch>
>                                                   facemenu-set-face-from-menu

To find the answer to that,

C-h k <C-down-mouse-2> <fc> <isearch>
or C-h f facemenu-set-face-from-menu

> e.
>    What does the letter i mean?... in
>    C-r  isearch-backward
>    C-s  isearch-forward

Interactive.  isearch shows matches as you type, it does not wait
until you hit <return> like search-forward does.

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