[UFO Chicago] very newbie 'nix question

Nate Riffe inkblot@movealong.org
Sun, 27 Jan 2002 01:41:53 -0600

Quoting Jordan Bettis:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2002 at 11:01:30PM +0000, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > Please don't Cc me on list mail.  Better still, get a client that
> > understands the Mail-Followup-To header.
> Hear Hear, I really can't stand it when people do that. For me, it's
> an even bigger annoyance, because my procmail sorts mail based
> primarily on what is in the To: header. When someone sends a follow to
> one of my mail messages, I get two copies in my spool directory, and
> none in the mailing list's mailbox.  Granted, I could double the size
> of my .procmailrc to make it sort by ether To: or Cc:, or deliver
> email from people who use mailers with that misfeature to the bit
> bucket.

Try sorting by Subject.  That's why [UFO Chicago] is in there, for sorting.  It doesn't eliminate dupes, but it does file them

BTW, I just wiped maverick's hard disk (except for /home) and installed Debian Friday night (two machines down, one to go).  With that
I decided to switch to mutt from pine in part because it's such a PITA to get pine for Debian.  I'm slowly getting used to it but I
have some lingering questions...

1) My procmailrc suddenly stopped sorting my mail....  WTF?!?!?!? It all goes in my inbox now.  I expect that this probably isn't
related to mutt, but what the hell, it's b0rken and I'm stumped.  My old mail chain on this box was sendmail -> procmail -> various
inboxes.  The current mail chain is postfix -> procmail -> spool.

2) How do I set the line wrap?  My lines are going all the way to the edge of my xterm (probably about 140 chars +/- 15) in the
editor.  I have no idea how mutt normally does things.  Note: the editor in question is nano, not vim.

> I think the best way to handle it is to add yet another annoying
> behavior to the 'bad nettiquite' list and see if that doesn't fix the
> problem.

Might as well.  Although it probably wouldn't be as annoying with a proper procmailrc (as if I'm one to talk about having a proper
procmailrc :)


> -- 
> Jordan Bettis <http://www.hafd.org/~jordanb>
> Life is wasted on the living.
>           -- Douglas Adams

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