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Re: [vox-tech] bash question - how to read specifed amnt of datafrom a file
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Re: [vox-tech] bash question - how to read specifed amnt of datafrom a file

It's "easier" for the same reason as it's easier in other clients -- you
hit r)eply and you've got a message with the vox-tech address all nice
and ready--just need to clear out the previous contents.  Quicker,
easier, lazier.  And I don't remember if Outlook has a setting to thread
replies on the email side. (Express probably threads in the
newsreader--but who uses Usenet?  That's where all of them scary linux
freaks hide out!) 

Unlike some other email clients (I'm assuming mutt and pine--haven't
worked with those) - by my experience, the In-Reply-To field is almost
impossible to get to.  You might be able to get to it using the OPTIONS
menu, then "view message headers" ... but I don't know if you'd be able
to edit that field.  (this opinion might be changed with infusion of
coffee, so I can get my brain online and remember the actual path to

On Thu, 2003-10-09 at 05:51, p@dirac.org wrote:
> hi dylan,
> please don't start a new thread by replying to a message.  always
> compose a new message.  you broke the keymapping thread for me.
> i've noticed that outlook users are particular prone to starting threads
> by replying ot old messages.  i'm curious -- in outlook, is it easier to
> reply than to start a new message?
> pete
> ps- there's a header "In-Reply-To:".  if you delete that header, you'll
> be fine.
> On Wed 08 Oct 03, 10:49 PM, dylan <dylan@iici.no-ip.org> said:
> > hi-
> > 
> > been playing around with using a basic stamp II to collect environmental
> > data with very minimal setup (CdS cell and capacitor form an RC network, RC
> > constant is measured by BS II)
> > [http://surfdavis.no-ip.com/~dylan/light_level.p2.png]
> > 
> > the BSII sends its data to /dev/ttyS0, and it is read in with the
> > command'cat /dev/ttyS0 > tmp.light &' . data is parsed by a simple awk
> > script and then sent to ploticus for a nice plot. the plot is updated by
> > running a shell script that runs the awk sript and then ploticus.
> > 
> > this works, but there is no way to associate a time with the data values. i
> > was thinking that if there was some way to have a bash script read from
> > /dev/ttyS0 every 10 seconds or so, save the value to a text file along with
> > a date stamp it would be pretty neat.
> > 
> > the output from the BSII looks something like this:
> > light_level|light_level|light_level   and so on (the delimiter is a pipe)
> > 
> > now to the question: does anyone know how to make bash read from a file
> > (i.e. the serial port) from one pipe until another pipe, and then save the
> > value in between to a text file?
> > 
> > i know this is asking a lot, but any pointers would be great!
> > 
> > thanks a lot!
> > 
> > dylan
> > 
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