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Sat Feb 2 20:38:31 EST 2002
You can disable that menu with:
unset help # get rid of line at top of screen
The one thing I like most about mutt is its configurability. I can use
folder-hooks to have different index formats for mailing lists and
personal mail, which speeds up browsing through threads. The one thing
that I'd like to do, but haven't found a way to do, is have a key that
toggles between no headers and a set of headers. This would be doable if I could set variables within macros and query them later. I could just do
this with two keys., one per macro
On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 12:08:22PM -0600, Chris Peterson wrote:
> Well, all I can say is that, until today, I hadn't used pine for probably
> five years. I also have never used mutt until today.
> So, lets just assume for the moment that I'm not an expert on either mailer,
> which I'm not. On a blind friendlyness scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the
> highest and 1 is the lowest, I'd put pine at about a 4 or 5. That is to say
> that, it can be used, but it really is designed to be more graphical than we
> need it to be and, while you can configure some stuff to make it better, the
> defaults make it a little difficult.
> Mutt, on the other hand, has a brief menu of commands at the top of each
> screen. They don't pack enough in there to make it hard to understand; and,
> my only regret was that I couldn't figure out how to turn that menu off.
> The only reason I'd want to do that, by the way, is because I have to listen
> to that menu at the beginning of any message. Of course, there is probably
> something that can be done to make that better, but I'm not an expert.
> Never-the-less, it was a joy to operate in the first five minutes or so,
> which pine definetly was not.
> I'm not sure what version my isp is running, but I'll have to go and grab
> the source code some time and have a look through it.
> Also, by default, the cursor tracks the bar in mutt, at least that is the
> way my isp had it set up. Having not tried it on my own machine, I don't
> Anyway, for what its worth, I think its cool.
> Chris Peterson, KG0BP
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at afb.net>
> To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 8:49 AM
> Subject: Re: mutt
> > Well, the big difference, arguably, is the license. Mutt is GPL.
> > On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Chris Peterson wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I just got through with playing with mutt for the first time. I love
> > > It seems so much better than pine. Can anyone point out the differences
> > > between pine and mutt? Anyone use elm? I used that for years and loved
> > > I think I'd like mutt better, though.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris
> > >
> > >
> > >
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