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Re: cut here markers for code snippets in mail

From: Enrico Schumann
Subject: Re: cut here markers for code snippets in mail
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 07:23:40 +0200

On Thu, 26 Aug 2021, Eric Abrahamsen writes:

> Andreas Reuleaux <> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I have seen people highlighting code snippets in mail
>> with "cut here markers": some ascii art for scissors, "cut here",
>> "start", "end", ..., like so:
>> rm -f /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf
>> ln -f -s /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/70-yes-bitmaps.conf  
>> /etc/fonts/conf.d
>> which is kind of nice, and simple (as I don't want to get into
>> composing html mails with org-mime or the like).
>> I get to see them "green on yellow" in gnus (once I have received
>> such mails), or when in draft status (in my drafts folder).
>> Two questions (at least):
>> For one thing, I wonder if this behaviour is anywhere
>> documented/specified/explained in more detail?
>> And then: I would like to see my code green-on-yellow snippets in
>> message mode as well (when composing mail), or at least as a toggle:
>> see how my mail would look to the recipient.
>> And how are people actually using these "cut here markers":
>> insert them by hand, as I did above? Or is there some automatic support
>> for this hidden somewhere? - Or any other mechanisms for
>> such code snippets highlighting - in org mode nevertheless perhaps [?]:
>> I don't want to send html mails, but maybe org-mime / orgmsg / etc.
>> are useful for composing mails?
> The command to run is `message-mark-inserted-region', bound to "C-c M-m"
> by default in message-mode. It's not terribly discoverable, but it is
> there in the "Message" menu.
> I don't believe there's currently any way to get a "preview" in
> message-mode, of how your outgoing message will look to the recipient.

It seems that 'mml-preview' (C-c RET P) shows the highlighting.

Enrico Schumann
Lucerne, Switzerland

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