Re (2): [Oberon] Address Book for Multimail, etc
dukeofperl at ml1.net
Mon Sep 27 22:10:41 MEST 2010
On Mon, 27 Sep 2010, peasthope at shaw.ca wrote:
> From: dukeofperl at ml1.net
> Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:57:05 -0600
> > ... seems you are saying that basically you have to
> > ... manually search some file, then copy and paste some email address.
> Crucially, not a file. It is a text viewer in the System Track, your
> personalized System.Tool. It's opened from a file when the system starts
> and stays open until System.Quit or until closed deliberately. Addresses
> and frequently used commands and anything else you choose to put there
> are always visible by no more than scrolling. That's the beauty of
> Really the original System.Tool should be copied to Duke.Tool and
> System.Tool kept for reference. Duke.Tool should be opened
> automatically by a command in Oberon.Text.
OK! I get the idea...
> > ... manually search some file, ...
> If you want to search in System.Tool, simply type the search string
> in the System.Log, select it, and MM on Search. Scrolling, searching
> and 'RX.Grep * "bcc:"' work entirely in memory; hence fast! Contrast
> with the enormous filesystem tree typical of a contemporary system.
> Contrast with Linux grep which commonly works on a file and with
> /var/log/syslog which is typically hidden from view.
> Which is no more than a few mouse clicks. If RX.Grep is used, it will
> open a fresh viewer containing the result. Type "Subject: blah, blah ..."
> on the next line, skip a line, type your message, mark the viewer with
> F1 click Send *. Done!
> > ... hack some sort of "alias" expansion thing with that tool ...
> That amounts to keeping your favourite RX.Grep commands in Duke.Tool.
> Then find the command and MM on it. About as fast as you can blink, a
> viewer is opened with the desired addresses. No simple address book in a
> commercial system can compete. Linux can do it, like using a team of oxen
> to move a barrow load of gravel. [Sorry for the humour.]
Oh! The intensity of a true advocate! You sound like me when I get
going about fly-fishing - especially to a group of "pork chop"
flingers, i.e. bait fisherman for you un-initiated. :D
Thanks for the clues.
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