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MS doesn't expect users to be that smart, I suppose.  *shrug*

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org
> [mailto:vox-tech-admin@lists.lugod.org]On Behalf Of Richard Burkhart
> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 9:21 AM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: 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
> it.)
>
> 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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