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Re: cut here markers for code snippets in mail

From: Andreas Reuleaux
Subject: Re: cut here markers for code snippets in mail
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 12:28:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

OK, works fine for me, and thanks for sharing.


(and sorry if you get this message twice now: I meant to send this
to the list)

Enrico Schumann <> writes:

> 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.

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