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Archive for June 28th, 2013

Interesting series of Hak5 videos on technology stuff like security, Arduino, Linux, the Web, …

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/28

Watch the most interesting past episodes and Linux tips from Hak5 during your summer holiday, then make sure you follow them.

Oh, and I need to find out of there are European resellers of their shop.

–jeroen

via: Episodes | Technolust since 2005Technolust since 2005.

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mutt notes

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/06/28

When the webmail doesn’t do what I want, I fall back on mutt on the Linux command line prompt.

It is an immensely strong and stable text based mail client, but – beyond the basics – has a steep learning curve.

In fact it is so stable, that the CVS repository rarely gets commits

So below a few notes that I used to clean up truckloads of mail.

  1. Read Real Programmers: Jump Start: Mutt — by hackers, for hackers. It is a very short introduction with the most powerful.
  2. Read My first mutt : Searching mail (the best article on My first mutt), and My first mutt : mutt overview. They why limit is far more useful than search, and the basic UI concept of mutt.
  3. The mutt documentation has a text based man page.
  4. But there is both a html manual and text manual
    (the devel doc branch has both html manual and text manual too).
  5. A lot of actions in mutt depends on patterns which are based on regular expressions.

For me the most powerful combination of steps is this:

  1. Limit the message view to a search pattern of messages you are looking for
  2. Tag the (groups of) messages you want to operate on
  3. Use the semicolon tag-prefix command to operate only on the tagged messages

A few more details are below. Read the rest of this entry »

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