Changes between Version 10 and Version 11 of MuttFaq/Misc


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Nov 1, 2013 7:36:27 PM (4 years ago)
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MichaelRay
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spacing for readability, some grammar, lots of escapes for commands

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    1 === What is mutt's way to provide "templates" for sending new eMail? ===
     1=== What is mutt's way to provide "templates" for sending new email? ===
     2
    23One simple way is:
    34
    4 * start a new eMail,[[br]]
     5* start a new email,[[br]]
    56* fill in the template data & body,[[br]]
    67* in the compose-menu execute the function "'''write-fcc'''" and [[br]]
     
    910Then, to use a template, apply the "'''resend-message'''"[[br]]
    1011function on the desired template and continue to fill out the[[br]]
    11 missing data & body.[[br]]
     12missing data and body.[[br]]
    1213
    1314You can also read a template from a file with partial headers and[[br]]
     
    1516
    1617=== How to make random signatures? ===
     18
    1719You can specify a script that produces random STDOUT, which then[[br]]
    1820can be used as signature, if you specify[[br]]
     21{{{
    1922 set signature="script|"
     23}}}
     24=== What am I missing when I invoke mutt in batch mode from the cmd-line but it goes interactive? ===
    2025
    21 === What am I missing when I invoke mutt in batch mode from the cmd-line but it goes interactive? ===
    2226Please read ''carefully'' "'''mutt -h'''" for the desired arguments (and their ''order''),[[br]]
    2327and make sure you specify a "body" file to be read from STDIN:[[br]]
    24  mutt ... < body-file
    25  cmd | mutt ...
     28{{{
     29 mutt user@example.com < body-file
     30 cmd | mutt user@example.com
     31}}}
    2632If you want an empty body (when you provide everything else via parameters),[[br]]
    2733use '''/dev/null''' instead of the file name.[[br]]
     34{{{
     35 mutt user@example.com < /dev/null
     36}}}
    2837
    2938=== How can I access the development versions of Mutt? ===
     39
    3040Periodic snapshots are available from ftp://ftp.mutt.org/mutt/devel/ [[br]]
    3141
    3242The source code is maintained in a Mercurial repository. You can pull your own copy for hacking with[[br]]
    33 
     43{{{
    3444 hg clone http://dev.mutt.org/hg/mutt
    35 
     45}}}
    3646Because of a slight bug in the CVS import process (the default branch is called "HEAD" instead of "default"),[[br]]
    3747you may have to use another command to get the latest version into your working directory after the clone:[[br]]
    38 
     48{{{
    3949 hg update -C HEAD
    40 
     50}}}
    4151Afterwards, `hg pull -u` should keep you up to date. [[br]]
    4252
    4353=== Where do I find the change log of the differences/ features between releases (stable, dev)? ===
     54
    4455One way is to look at the !ChangeLog file packaged with the source distribution.[[br]]
    4556However, it's cluttered with lots of code internal noise which probably makes it hard to find the[[br]]
    4657relevant entries of interest for end-users.[[br]]
    4758
    48 Therefore you better look at the UPDATING link on the MuttWiki start page for digested changes.
     59Therefore you're better off look at the UPDATING link on the MuttWiki start page for digested changes.
    4960
    5061=== Mutt config is pretty static, how to make it more dynamic even without ScriptSupport? ===
     62
    5163There are still some ways to have the config adapt dynamically,[[br]]
    5264maybe one of the ConfigTricks does it for you.[[br]]
    5365
    5466=== What is the meaning of "mbox", "maildir", "mailbox" and "folder"? ===
     67
    5568These terms are heavily OverloadedNames,[[br]]
    5669meaning different people use the same terms for different meanings.[[br]]
    5770
    5871=== How to fix error 'Could not copy message'? ===
     72
    5973A general-purpose error message.  Frequently, the reason is that your "$tmpdir" '''becomes''' full when you try to read this message.[[br]]
    6074Either free some hdd space in that volume, or use another volume.  [[br]]
     
    6377
    6478=== Switching folders is too slow with big folders, how to speed up? ===
     79
    6580Upgrade to 1.5.15 or later (or wait for 1.6 ;), there is header caching included.[[br]]
    6681Once the cache is built, you should notice an improvement.[[br]]
     
    6883
    6984=== How to trigger a script on new mail? ===
     85
    7086This doesn't work before 1.5.xx, so upgrade first.[[br]]
    7187Then see the example in manual.txt about '''Filters''' and '''status_format'''.