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Sep
19
comment recurrent loss of wireless connectivity
Thanks, unfortunately the access point is in a work environment, and I do not have control over it.
Sep
18
comment recurrent loss of wireless connectivity
Implementing these steps seems to help somewhat, but the connection still terminates periodically, requiring manual reactivation using the commands specified in the original post.
Sep
14
comment recurrent loss of wireless connectivity
Thanks for the information. I will try disabling 802.11N for a day or so to confirm that the network termination problem has resolved.
Nov
26
comment remotely query text file associated with an instance of vi
@donothingsuccessfully. Thanks for your suggestion. I was reading a little about screen after seeing it mentioned in other posts. Can it be applied retroactively to an existing process or must the process be initiated with screen in order to take advantage of this facility?
Nov
26
comment remotely query text file associated with an instance of vi
@JosephR. That is an interesting idea. So you can deliver commands to vi but the \n newline seems not to register.
Nov
26
comment remotely query text file associated with an instance of vi
@JosephR. Wonderful solution to the first half of my question. In my case, the /proc/<pid>/fd/ folder contains the symlinks 0, 1, 2, and 4. The first three point to /dev/pts/3 and the last one points to the swap file. Many thanks.
Aug
2
comment disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment
:) Yes, I use gnome 3 fallback mode because I can't stand their new OS X interface. But a lot of things that always worked in gnome 2 are not working for me, like custom keybindings and gconf-editor. What is your desktop environment of choice? I'm thinking of trying xfce or lxde. Thanks for your help.
Aug
2
comment disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment
Hi, good suggestion. I tried in xterm and had no problem with mouse activation. I could reproduce the problem by typing :set mouse=a in vim running in xterm (and reverse it by typing :set mouse=). Any idea how to troubleshoot the gnome-terminal glitch? Should I start a new thread? Thanks.
Aug
2
comment mutt: rename IMAP folder
When I was searching the internet for how to do this, I came across a post that said that one could use the r key, but I was confused because r is bound to reply by default. Now, it is clear that this applies only in the context of the list of folders. When I rename a folder by pressing r, I receive the following prompt: Rename mailbox 'X' to: [C^[[C^[[C^[[C^[[ -- there are precisely 36 repeats of [[C^, which I must delete before typing the name. Do you know why this string of characters appears and how I can avoid it besides deleting it each time I choose to rename a folder? Thanks.
Aug
2
comment disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment
Hi, thanks for the suggestion. I added this to my .vimrc file and tried executing it interactively (:set mouse=c), but neither had an effect in my case.
Aug
2
comment disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment
Also, if I type :set mouse= directly in vim, shouldn't this override any settings from config files? Why would direct execution of this statement within vim not disable mouse control?
Aug
2
comment disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment
My /etc/vim/vimrc file is pretty bare (runtime! debian.vim and a conditional if filereadable("/etc/vim/vimrc.local") ; source /etc/vim/vimrc.local; endif). The /etc/vim/vimrc.local file does not exist on my system. My ~/.vimrc file only has a few lines that I have added manually. An strace of vim reveals that it checks the following locations for config files: /usr/share/vim/vimrc, /etc/vim/vimrc.local (ENOENT), and /home/user/.vimrc. (Why do I receive the ENOENT error; doesn't the if statement prevent attempts to open this non-existent file?).
Aug
1
comment mutt: gmail IMAP unresponsive
PS: Is it a bad idea to leave mutt running on my computer and then later ssh into my computer from another terminal and launch another instance of mutt for temporary use?
Aug
1
comment mutt: gmail IMAP unresponsive
Thanks for the suggestions. The messages log is filled with the message Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain every ~3 minutes, which is unexpected because I thought I had disabled wireless (it must have turned itself back on after a reboot). I suppose this could relate to an IMAP timeout, although I had a simultaneous active Ethernet connection throughout. All the mail.* logs are empty. Thanks for suggesting strace, as I wasn't aware of this tool. I will let you know if there are any interesting system call errors. Thanks again.
Jul
31
comment mutt: rendering html emails using w3m
@jw013: Good find. That is a rather ancient and cumbersome method of bolding/underlining text. I confirmed your findings with this test message: "testing n ^H nr ^H ro ^H of ^H ff ^H f sequence". Not only is it cumbersome to write, but it cannot be copied/pasted because the control character ^H is converted to the sequence of two plaintext characters ^H upon pasting. Apparently, this is the method used to format man pages.
Jul
31
comment mutt: rendering html emails using w3m
@jw013: Good idea. I tried, but the text appeared as I typed it. Asterisks were not replaced by colors.
Jul
31
comment mutt: mark as read and delete
I am using IMAP with a gmail account and my mailboxes line only includes my inbox (set folder = imaps://imap.gmail.com:993, mailboxes +INBOX). Do you know why other folders (e.g., trash can) are being checked for new mail? Could it be the use of the mutt-patched sidebar or the trash patch (set trash = "+[Gmail]/Trash")? Thanks.
Jul
31
comment mutt: rendering html emails using w3m
@jw013: I suppose I misunderstood the color object foreground background syntax from §3.9 of the mutt documentation. I interpreted bold objects/patterns as being html-defined, but I now suppose these are defined as bold in some other manner (how?). Many thanks.
Jul
31
comment mutt: rendering html emails using w3m
@jw013: Even if I remove the w3m invocation (auto_view text/html), the bold text from an html email is not formatted brightred (as per my example). Instead, the bold text is flanked by asterisks. What do I need to do to enable coloring for the built-in pager. Thanks.
Jul
31
comment mutt: return to index after deleting or saving message in pager view
Hello. I notice that sometimes, by default, I am returned to the index after deleting a message in pager view. As a result, the <exit> command in the macro definition causes exiting from mutt to the terminal. Is there a way to simple jump to index so that this unintentional behavior can be avoided?