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Re: Key Combination by Mistake in gnus

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Key Combination by Mistake in gnus
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:51:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Esben Stien <address@hidden> writes:

> I accidently hit a combination that caused all 1800
> mails which were marked "!" in a group to be marked
> "O". These mails that were marked "!"  were
> intermingled in between all read mails and all
> expired mails, so there were really no option to
> "just select them".

Yes, I know it worked in this case but what if you had
saved the metadata file(s) and exited Gnus, and then
realized the mistake? To undo things shouldn't be
relied upon and certainly not "don't save-quit-cross
your fingers-restart". It is just the way I see it. If
you use marks a lot and they are important to you,
perhaps a better idea is to copy the file(s) with that
data out of the way (a backup) when you start Emacs,
or have your system schedule something to that extent?
Also, perhaps a good idea is to use mail-splitting so
you don't end up with 1800 mails in one group? That way
you'll be less vulnerable. Just saying.

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