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Re: that unfortunate "Top" (or "Bottom") in the mode-line

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: that unfortunate "Top" (or "Bottom") in the mode-line
Date: 05 Jan 2001 01:40:02 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0807 (Gnus v5.8.7) Emacs/20.7

address@hidden (Jan Nieuwenhuizen) writes:

> address@hidden writes:
> > > You look down and in the mode line all there is is that unfortunate
> > > "Top" (or "Bottom").  Why not in this case in addition still give
> > > the percentage of the file that is currently in view.
> > 
> > Can you suggest a more useful display?

All I know is that puny punk less(1) program can do it [at least on
the first screen [it said 6% when I viewed a 400 line file] so there's
no reason the almighty emacs shouldn't.

> >
> > Note that the percentage shows how much of the file is above the
> > first screen line,

I don't know the details. Show me percentage of days left till the
Christmas shopping season and I'd probably be happy.
> Why not display the percentage of how much of the file is above the
> last screen line?  That would be quite useful, and the obvious choice;
> less also does this.

Oh gosh, looks like less(1) has already been mentioned.  Well, can't
waste my golden keystrokes, this message must still be posted.
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