"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by David Com » Fri, 28 Jun 2002 18:23:04



I've gone and tagged a whole bunch
of stuff, some tags applied via
T<findSpamRegex>.

Now, I want to ";d" thus getting each one of those
tagged-files marked for deleting.

Once I hit "$", it's forever-goodbye to those emails.

---

But I'm a bit scared; maybe one came from
my *boss*, eg:
    Urgent!  Take 5pm to Panama; sorry for the hot time!
    (zap after reading): overheard some wild inside-info
    Joe succeed!  Doubled size of Martian dong-plant.  Party at 7pm; be there!

Question: is there currently an (easy) way
to have screen of just those emails
that we've tagged?  

So we can untag any mistaken choices.

------

Recall this about Emacs:

When you're in a DIRED buffer, you can go down
the file-list and mark this one and that one
and this other one "D" -- to be deleted from
the disk, ie from the computer.

A somewhat dangerous operation, if you've made
a mistake and marked-D some files you later discover
that you actually needed to keep.

So, what emacs dired-mod does is, when you
hit "x" (char, bound to the "delete all D-marked
files" command),

it first creates a clear area of screen,
and than shows in that space the *names*
of *all* the files you marked "D" on and
that it is now just about to actually
delete (due to you hitting the "x").

So, you scan your eyes over all those names,
and only if you are happy with what you've
chosen, you reply "yes" to your x-caused
prompt "delete these files?", will it then
actually delete them.

Similar safety-scheme would sure be nice in mutt!  

David

 
 
 

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by Alok » Fri, 28 Jun 2002 19:00:54



> I've gone and tagged a whole bunch
> of stuff, some tags applied via
> T<findSpamRegex>.

> Now, I want to ";d" thus getting each one of those
> tagged-files marked for deleting.

> Once I hit "$", it's forever-goodbye to those emails.

> ---

> But I'm a bit scared; maybe one came from
> my *boss*, eg:
>     Urgent!  Take 5pm to Panama; sorry for the hot time!
>     (zap after reading): overheard some wild inside-info
>     Joe succeed!  Doubled size of Martian dong-plant.  Party at 7pm; be there!

> Question: is there currently an (easy) way
> to have screen of just those emails
> that we've tagged?  

Hit "l" followed by "~T" (limit messages to the currently tagged ones).

<snip>

-Alok
--
If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied
harder.
-- Pope John Paul I

 
 
 

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by Cedric Duva » Sun, 30 Jun 2002 08:00:35




> > Question: is there currently an (easy) way to have screen
> > of just those emails that we've tagged?  
>  You want to have a look at the 'limit' function in the
>  manual.

Just an addition: you might use a distinctive color scheme, like this:

  color index brightdefault default       ~N      # new
  color index white red                   ~F      # flagged '!'
  color index black green                 ~T      # tagged '*'
  color index red black                   ~D      # marked as deleted

This gives you a more visual idea of what you're doing.

--
Cedric

 
 
 

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by Oliver Fuch » Mon, 08 Jul 2002 20:40:27



> I've gone and tagged a whole bunch
> of stuff, some tags applied via
> T<findSpamRegex>.
> Now, I want to ";d" thus getting each one of those
> tagged-files marked for deleting.
> Once I hit "$", it's forever-goodbye to those emails.
> ---
> But I'm a bit scared; maybe one came from
> my *boss*, eg:
>     Urgent!  Take 5pm to Panama; sorry for the hot time!
>     (zap after reading): overheard some wild inside-info
>     Joe succeed!  Doubled size of Martian dong-plant.  Party at 7pm; be there!
> Question: is there currently an (easy) way
> to have screen of just those emails
> that we've tagged?  
> So we can untag any mistaken choices.
> ------
> Recall this about Emacs:
> When you're in a DIRED buffer, you can go down
> the file-list and mark this one and that one
> and this other one "D" -- to be deleted from
> the disk, ie from the computer.
> A somewhat dangerous operation, if you've made
> a mistake and marked-D some files you later discover
> that you actually needed to keep.
> So, what emacs dired-mod does is, when you
> hit "x" (char, bound to the "delete all D-marked
> files" command),
> it first creates a clear area of screen,
> and than shows in that space the *names*
> of *all* the files you marked "D" on and
> that it is now just about to actually
> delete (due to you hitting the "x").
> So, you scan your eyes over all those names,
> and only if you are happy with what you've
> chosen, you reply "yes" to your x-caused
> prompt "delete these files?", will it then
> actually delete them.
> Similar safety-scheme would sure be nice in mutt!  
> David

 
 
 

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by David Com » Thu, 25 Jul 2002 19:02:10






>> > Question: is there currently an (easy) way to have screen
>> > of just those emails that we've tagged?  

>>  You want to have a look at the 'limit' function in the
>>  manual.

>Just an addition: you might use a distinctive color scheme, like this:

>  color index brightdefault default       ~N      # new
>  color index white red                   ~F      # flagged '!'
>  color index black green                 ~T      # tagged '*'
>  color index red black                   ~D      # marked as deleted

>This gives you a more visual idea of what you're doing.

That *would* be nice!

Except that I've never managed to get
color to get showing yet.

Better work on it!

Thanks

David

 
 
 

"T <regex>" Before ";d' & "$", whichOnesARE tagged?

Post by Sven Gucke » Tue, 06 Aug 2002 06:30:33



Quote:> >  color index brightdefault default       ~N      # new
> >  color index white red                   ~F      # flagged '!'
> >  color index black green                 ~T      # tagged '*'
> >  color index red black                   ~D      # marked as deleted
> > This gives you a more visual idea of what you're doing.
>  That *would* be nice!  Except that I've never
>  managed to get color to get showing yet.

$ export COLORTERM i-did-not-read-the-fine-manual  mutt
but if "mutt -v" shows "-HAVE_COLOR" then you lose.

Sven