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Re: A couple of questions...
Re: A couple of questions...
Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:56:24 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (berkeley-unix)
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:44:20 +0100, Francis Moreau wrote:
> I'm still learning gnus and still have a couple of basic questions:
> - How can I mark a whole thread as expirable. I tried to process
> mark the whole thread and press 'E' but...
I often use `C-k' to kill the entire thread, but there are other ways
to mark and expire parts of a thread, or even the entire thread.
If you want to expire only the articles marked with the process mark,
you can use the `M-&' prefix. Mark the articles first and then type
`M-& E' to expire all the process-marked articles.
A very useful key binding is also `T-#' which marks all the articles
of the current sub-thread with the process mark. When combined with
the `M-& E' key binding, it provides a powerful command to expire only
parts of a large thread: `T-# M-& E'.
> BTW, 'E' is not really convenient because after marking an article
> it jumps to the next thread. Is it possible to change that so it
> jumps to the next subthread if any ?
I'm not sure I understand what a sub-thread is in this context, so I'll
leave this one for someone with more Gnus and UI experience than me.
> - How can I guess 'gnus-cite-[0-9]' meanings, that is when these
> variables are actually used.
These are faces with various colors, and other font style options. They
are commonly used as elements of the `gnus-cite-face-list'. When quoted
material is displayed in an article buffer Gnus cycles through the list
of faces in `gnus-cite-face-list' as the nesting level of quotations
You can find out more about `gnus-cite-face-list' by reading its doc
C-h v gnus-cite-face-list RET
and by looking it up in the index of the Gnus manual:
C-h i m Gnus RET ; Fire up the Gnus manual
i gnus-cite-face-list RET ; Lookup variable in the Index.
> - When I read an article (in the article buffer), I'd like long
> lines that don't fit in one line to be split into several lines.
> Currently the end of these lines are not displayed.
The default behavior of Emacs is to wrap long lines. What you wrote
above seems to be the result of a local customization.
If you have customized the `truncate-lines' and you want to _keep_
this sort of customization for everything else but to disable it for
Gnus, you may have to explicitly reset its value to nil in article
(setq truncate-lines nil)))
FWIW, quickly toggling between truncated lines and wrapped lines is
something I often find useful, so I have the following in my ~/.emacs
;; Truncating of long lines is turned off by default, but I may
;; want to quickly toggle it back on with C-c t.
(setq truncate-lines nil)
(global-set-key "\C-ct" 'toggle-truncate-lines)
This way I can type `C-c t' to enter and leave truncate-lines mode.
Happy Gnus'ing :-)