Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of MuttFaq/Action


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Nov 1, 2013 9:43:57 AM (4 years ago)
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MichaelRay
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adding cool grey boxes, minor syntax fixes

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    11=== What's the key (-binding) for function XYZ? ===
    2 Hit the "?" in a running mutt, then you can see the current
    3 keybinding for all existing functions in the given menu (it's menu
     2
     3Press the "?" key while mutt is running, then you can see the current
     4keybindings for all existing functions in the given menu (it's menu
    45sensitive, see the different help pages for different menus). All
    56available functions are listed even if unbound (see bottom of
     
    1011
    1112Or, you can use "push" command
     13
     14{{{
    1215 :push <XYZ>
     16}}}
     17
    1318to invoke XYZ directly.
    14 
    1519
    1620To utilize the what-key function:
    1721
    18 In the command prompt enter :exec what-key. Then press any key you like
     22In the command prompt enter
     23
     24{{{
     25:exec what-key.
     26}}}
     27
     28 Then press any key you like
    1929and see what mutt outputs. Press <Ctrl-G> to abort. You can then use the
    2030obtained information to bind that specific key using the raw key value, e.g.
    2131
     32{{{
    2233 :bind index \014 command
     34}}}
    2335
    2436Uses the key, that emits the octal value 14 to bind it to the command
     
    2638
    2739=== How to "move", "save"? ===
     40
    2841"move" as we know it from other places is "save" in mutt.
    2942"save" as we know it from other places is "copy" in mutt.
    3043
    3144It may have historic ("elm", or even stupid) reasons, but it can
    32 make sense if you accept that "normally" each msg should exist
     45make sense if you accept that "normally" each message should exist
    3346only once per user (as opposed to regular data files of which you
    3447can keep multiple duplicates without conflict). Mutt's "save"
    3548(which is "copy" + "mark deleted") then "moves" the single item
    3649from one folder to another (because it's "safer"? ;-). To
    37 duplicate a msg (which rarely should be needed) mutt "copies" it,
     50duplicate a message (which rarely should be needed) mutt "copies" it,
    3851which some call "save". It's just a different concept, but it
    3952can make sense.
    4053
    4154=== How do I save/delete/copy/print/pipe multiple messages? ===
     55
    4256The keywords to look for in the [[MuttWiki|manual.txt]] and the
    4357"?"-run-time help are
     58{{{
    4459 tag
    4560 tag-prefix
     61}}}
    4662# Tag the messages you want to operate on, using '''t''' (tag-entry) or '''T''' (tag-pattern).
    4763# Then, issue the tag-prefix command (default ''';''') followed by whichever operation you want.
     
    5672
    5773=== How to search/ tag/ match/ view only specific msgs? ===
    58 When using "search" ("/"), "tag-pattern" or "limit view" ("l") cmds,
    59 you can specify one or more patterns to make the cmds apply to only desired matches.
     74
     75When using "search" ("/"), "tag-pattern" or "limit view" ("l") commands,
     76you can specify one or more patterns to make the commands apply to only desired matches.
    6077Some are used by themselves alone ("'''~p'''"), other take a regular expression as parameter ("'''~f bla.*@fasel'''").
    6178See the "Patterns" section (4.2) in the manual.txt for which are available
     
    6380
    6481=== How to mark a message as "read"? ===
    65 Select the msg, then hit '?' and find "clear-flag", press the respective invocation, then select 'N' to remove the "new mail" flag. For multiple msgs at once, see previous FAQ.
     82Select the message, then hit '?' and find "clear-flag", press the respective invocation, then select 'N' to remove the "new mail" flag. For multiple messages at once, see previous FAQ.
    6683
    6784For mailing lists, one can also use Ctrl-R to mark an entire uninteresting thread as read.
    6885
    69 If you are receiving mailing-lists, use of "procmail" to separate them from regular mail is highly recommended.
     86If you are receiving mailing-lists the use of "procmail" to separate them from regular mail is highly recommended.
    7087
     88=== How to actually delete messages marked for deletion or save read messages to "mbox"es without having to quit? ===
    7189
    72 === How to actually delete msgs marked for deletion or save read msgs to "mbox"es without having to quit? ===
    7390Hit "$" to purge/expunge your deleted messages.
    7491
    75 Change to the same folder you're currently in (your "inbox") to have mutt process "mbox" saving (mbox-hooks or simply your read msgs).
     92Change to the same folder you're currently in (your "inbox") to have mutt process "mbox" saving (mbox-hooks or simply your read messages).
    7693
    7794=== I want to use buttons with my mouse as seen on some pics! ===
     95
    7896No way, mutt is txt-only! Anything else you might have seen on
    7997some screenshots are just GUI toys of the terminal in which mutt
     
    8199
    82100=== How to see the "mailboxes" folders with new mail as with "-y" option without restarting mutt? ===
     101
    83102Enter key to "change folder", then hit '?' followed by 'TAB'. In
    84103case you don't have default keybindings, hit '?' again instead of
    85104'TAB' and look out for "toggle-mailboxes". Use this for convenience:
     105{{{
    86106 macro index,pager y <change-folder>?<toggle-mailboxes>
     107}}}
    87108
    88109For ease of use, a related Q:
    89 <br>
     110[[br]]
    90111When I quit from an index view, I want to return to the mailboxes view!
    91112
     
    93114you to the mailboxes menu, and then you make "q" in the browser menu take you
    94115to a menu where you can invoke <quit>.  So add these two lines to your .muttrc:
     116
     117{{{
    95118 macro   index   q       '<change-folder>?<toggle-mailboxes>'
    96119 macro   browser q       '<exit><quit>'
     120}}}
    97121
    98122=== How to create new folders? ===
     123
    99124Just copy or save (see FAQ above on this page) to the folder you
    100125want. If it doesn't exist, mutt will create it for you with the
     
    102127
    103128=== When paging down in a message, how to stop at the end and not jump to next one? ===
     129
    104130"pager_stop" might help you.
    105131
    106132=== Why don't shift or control cursor keys work? ===
     133
    107134Because they are not supported by mutt!
    108135You can try whether the "what-key" function in '?' produces a sequence for your '''modified''' cursor keys