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Re: re emacs problems
On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Koskie, Sarah wrote:
> I'm still hoping someone can comment on what emacs I should install to
> get the normal robust behavior I've come to expect from emacses.
Isn't the official plural "emacsen"? ;-) I'm a vi person, so I don't know
> Unrelated issue: Is there a way to get related messages posted properly
> as followons in the mailing list archives without subscribing to the
> mailing list?
Yes. Two ways, in fact. One works with programs that understand the
"mbox" format for e-mail (e.g., pine); the other is more generic, but
requires some effort.
> I assume it's by replying to actual email from the mailing list that
> messages are posted as replies rather than new threads.
Right, that's the idea -- to get the actual message without subscribing to
the list. For the "mbox" method, Google for "web archives raw text
site:cygwin.com" -- I posted a couple of recipes before (I've since
improved on the automation of the method, if anyone's interested). The
second method is described in a help message you get from ezmlm (mail to
<cygwin-help<at>cygwin<dot>com>) -- namely, you can get a copy of any list
message by e-mailing to <cygwin-get.MSGNUM<at>cygwin<dot>com>. The trick
is finding out the message number -- the "Raw text" link is helpful here
as well; just look at the "From " line (first line of the raw text), and
the MSGNUM will be the digits between "cygwin-return-" and "-listarch-".
> I can't see filling my email box with questions I don't for the most
> part even understand, let alone have answers for, yet feel bad about
> every message starting a new thread rather than being properly appended
> to the previous thread.
> I'm unwillingly sending mail using MS Office Outlook 2003 until I find
> time to switch to something better.
In any case, the second method above should work even with Outlook.
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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