Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of MuttGuide/Introduction


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Nov 4, 2013 7:16:46 AM (4 years ago)
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MichaelRay
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    1212This guide is not meant as replacement for the manual.txt, but as an alternative form of presentation.
    1313You don't have to read the reference manual.txt before reading the MuttGuide,
     14{{{#!comment
     15links for variables & commands
     16}}}
    1417but you should at least look up references to variables & commands ('''"$var" & "cmd"''') when you encounter them.
    1518If you don't know which key produces a desired function,
     19{{{#!comment
     20keybindings link
     21}}}
    1622hit "?" to see the key-binding for the current context menu (it changes depending on what you do).
    1723
    18 MuttGuide is meant to be used from beginning to end, as a whole;
     24This MuttGuide is meant to be used from beginning to end, as a whole;
    1925the parts are kept simple to explain the various features step by step, and as basic as possible.
    2026Therefore not everything will be explained in all aspects & detail in each part.
     
    2329
    2430Working with email is a complex task, even though common user front ends might make it seem simple.
    25 Well, it can be simple, if you have some system administrator who takes care of all the stuff that happens on the way between 2 end users.
     31Well, it can be simple, if you have some system administrator who takes care of all the stuff that happens on the way between two end users.
    2632Even if you are not such an admin who has to personally take care of everything in the own system,
    2733it will definitely help analyzing issues if you take time to understand the basic mail relationship by reading the '''MailConcept'''.
    2834
    29 Should you run into trouble with your config, DebugConfig might help you track it down and (eventually) solve it.
     35Should you run into trouble with your config, DebugConfig has ways to help you track it down and (possibly) solve it.
    3036Once you're done with the Guide or when debugging doesn't help, have a look at the MuttFaq, too.
    3137
    32 Remember there are 3 levels regarding mutt usage: the build (compilation), the configuration and the interaction.
     38Remember there are 3 levels regarding mutt usage:
     39{{{#!comment
     40need links
     41}}}
     42 1. the build (compilation),
     43 2. the configuration and the
     44 3. interaction.
     45
    3346On every level you have choices to make about what you want to do, so always make up your mind, take care
    3447and don't depend on defaults: admins and distributors tend to customize global configs.
     
    3750The Wiki assumes that you are familiar with editing text files and working with your command-shell and its features,
    3851especially the meaning of "shell environment variables" (keyword "export").
    39 Read the according man-page by executing "'''man $SHELL'''" in a command-line prompt.
     52
     53Read the man-page by executing "'''man $SHELL'''" in a command-line prompt.
     54
    4055And, of course, you should be willing to follow any references to external documents and read them.
     56{{{#!comment
     57link to manual
     58}}}
    4159(Examples are the documents of other applications used with mutt, and of course mutt's manual.txt).
    4260
    4361=== How to help this Guide. ===
    44 Always keep in mind that newbies are supposed to get through this all on their own.
     62
     63Always keep in mind that new users are expected to get through this all on their own.
    4564
    4665This is not a task for experts only! Especially
    47 '''newbies themselves''' are the best to tell
     66'''new users themselves''' are the best to tell
    4867what helped them to get started and how to change the docs to make
    4968it easier for the next one reading it.
     
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    5372Before you edit, read '''WikiWorker''' first!
    54 You are invited to expand sections as you see fit, or even create new sub-pages.
     73
    5574Note: you are not alone. There are many like you who need help or want to help out.
    56 Just get started, others can (will) continue your work.
     75Just get started, others can and will continue your work.
     76
    5777Please join us!