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Re: [vox] Re: [vox][ot] Why threaded mailer (Was posting etiquette on vox-tech)
Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> the key to getting comfortable with mutt is choosing the key bindings
> that work with you. most of us are pine converts (and a few are elm
You can start mutt with a preset file of pine keybindings (provided with
mutt as /usr/doc/mutt/examples/Pine.rc). In fact, on my systems,
/usr/local/bin/pine is this shell script:
exec /usr/bin/mutt -F /usr/doc/mutt/examples/Pine.rc
I.e., when you type "pine", you get mutt in pine-emulation mode.
Unfortunately for pine users, it's typically not _really_ the
keybindings they yearn for, so much as pine's distinctive, well-designed
screen/menu layout and the "pilot" file-browser module. Compared to
those, even with pine keybindings and a well-tuned .muttrc file, mutt
takes a bit of getting used to and is less "friendly".
I personally love mutt, but in fairness to pine users feel obliged to
warn them that it's a bit different, and one can only go so far in
easing the transition.
Happily, in the case of the pico text editor, there's a superior but
100% compatible GPLed replacement, nano. Thus, on my systems,
/usr/local/bin/pico is a symlink to nano (http://www.nano-editor.org/).
> therefore, the key to mutt success is getting someone's .muttrc file.
Several prototypes are downloadable from the http://www.mutt.org/ site.
Cheers, The difference between common sense and paranoia is that common sense
Rick Moen is thinking everyone is out to get you. That's normal; they are.
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