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Re: command rebuild-mail-abbrevs


From: Alan
Subject: Re: command rebuild-mail-abbrevs
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:26:27 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 29, 3:06 pm, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From: Alan <address@hidden>
> > Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:06:59 -0700 (PDT)
>
> > Years ago, when I was first using Emacs 19.34, I learned to rebuild my
> > mail aliases/abbreviations using the command "rebuild-mail-
> > abbrevs" (it was probably "rebuild-mail-aliases" back then, but I
> > typically use tab expansion after typing "rebuild" anyway).  After a
> > long sojourn in XEmacs I have now returned to
>
> > GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2011-03-10 on 3249CTO
>
> > and I don't find that command mentioned in
>
> > Info Node (emacs) Mail Aliases
>
> > nor in the rest of the Emacs Info files nor in the Elisp Info files.
> > This is somewhat surprising.
>
> > It is mentioned, inside "mailabbrev.el", in the following introductory
> > comment:
>
> > ;; To read in the contents of another .mailrc-type file from emacs,
> > use the
> > ;; command Meta-X merge-mail-abbrevs.  The rebuild-mail-abbrevs
> > command is
> > ;; similar, but will delete existing aliases first.
>
> It isn't only mentioned in the comment, it is defined on that file,
> mailabbrev.el.
>
> Is the problem that the command is not documented in the manual, or is
> the problem that you cannot invoke the command?  If the latter, try
> "M-x load-library RET mailabbrev RET" before invoking the command.

The "problem" is that the command is not documented in the manual.  I
have no trouble using the command.


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