Robert Elz <kre(_at_)munnari(_dot_)OZ(_dot_)AU> writes:
In particular, given recent discussions, vi is one of my common tools
(others prefer different editors, which editor isn't important, substitute
emacs if you're a heretic, or perhaps something else), and one of my sh funcs
is "vim" which simply applies vi to a set of MH compatible args, so I can
vim last +inbox
or anything else like that). And given the editor (whichever editor) and
a message, I change *anything* in it that I feel needs changing (headers,
vi $(, show last -path)
This works for maildirs as well, but probably messes up any caching done
by applications that read the Maildir. coma will probably get a command
to force re-caching after such operations.
It would also be not very hard to move/rename the edited messages in a
Aside from that, all the standard file operation commands get used a lot
(mv cp ln mkdir ...) and the searching tools (grep, ... - as well as pick,
depending upon what I need) and various analysis tools (file, size, wc, ...).
All these work as well, but of course grep is only useful for non-MIME mail.
Just making show scan pick (et al) work is not supplying an MH environment.
That's why I chose Maildir.
I guess I should really make it also be able to be given vi args, +/ etc,
but I haven't had that need yet. I use this A LOT - sometimes just so I
can read raw mail (without it being decoded at all, and giving me 100%
confidence that is what is happening) and sometimes to make changes.
For raw mail, in coma you also can use , show -raw.
Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com>
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