Bill Moseley | 1 Mar 02:17 2005

Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

Reposting to see if anyone has a suggestion how to make this easier:

On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:02:25PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Well, drag and drop would be nice once in a while.   I needed to
> attach a bunch of images to a message in Mutt.  Is there an easy way
> to deal with multiple attachments?  Tagging doesn't seem available.
> 
> So I selected attach and made my way to the directory where the images
> were located.  I could hit the <space> key and view the images
> one-by-one and then select it if I wanted to add it.  Unfortunately,
> the image files are huge -- viewing a thumbnail would have made life
> easier.
> 
> The other pain is that mutt only shows the first X characters
> in the attachment list, and the paths were longer than that.  So every
> file listed in the attachment window had the same text (the filename
> had been truncated).  So I couldn't see what files I had already added.
> 
> Any tricks to make something like this less painful?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> Bill Moseley
> moseley <at> hank.org
> 
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Ben A'Lee | 1 Mar 02:40 2005
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Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 05:17:09PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Reposting to see if anyone has a suggestion how to make this easier:
> 
> 
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:02:25PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > Well, drag and drop would be nice once in a while.   I needed to
> > attach a bunch of images to a message in Mutt.  Is there an easy way
> > to deal with multiple attachments?  Tagging doesn't seem available.

As far as I can tell tagging in the attachment menu is possible, unless that's
something patched in in the Debian build.  It definitely appears to be working
here.

> > So I selected attach and made my way to the directory where the images
> > were located.  I could hit the <space> key and view the images
> > one-by-one and then select it if I wanted to add it.  Unfortunately,
> > the image files are huge -- viewing a thumbnail would have made life
> > easier.

Can't think of any easy way to do that.  It's probably easier to have an image
viewer open in a separate window or on a different vt, then switch back to mutt
to select the ones you want.

> > The other pain is that mutt only shows the first X characters
> > in the attachment list, and the paths were longer than that.  So every
> > file listed in the attachment window had the same text (the filename
> > had been truncated).  So I couldn't see what files I had already added.
> > 
> > Any tricks to make something like this less painful?

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Patrick Shanahan | 1 Mar 02:52 2005
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Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

* Bill Moseley <moseley <at> hank.org> [02-28-05 20:19]:
> Reposting to see if anyone has a suggestion how to make this easier:
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:02:25PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > Well, drag and drop would be nice once in a while.   

Not in mutt, text mode.  If you want a graphic mail client, you will
have to go elsewhere.

> > I needed to attach a bunch of images to a message in Mutt.  Is there
> > an easy way to deal with multiple attachments?  Tagging doesn't seem
> > available.

Tagging works just fine.  "man mutt muttrc"

> > So I selected attach and made my way to the directory where the images
> > were located.  I could hit the <space> key and view the images
> > one-by-one and then select it if I wanted to add it.  Unfortunately,
> > the image files are huge -- viewing a thumbnail would have made life
> > easier.

You do not tag messages with the <space> key.  "man mutt muttrc"
Search for and read: "Using Tags"

> > The other pain is that mutt only shows the first X characters
> > in the attachment list, and the paths were longer than that.  So every
> > file listed in the attachment window had the same text (the filename
> > had been truncated).  So I couldn't see what files I had already added.

Make your term wider or change the display parameters.

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Bill Moseley | 1 Mar 07:51 2005

Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 08:52:24PM -0500, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > > I needed to attach a bunch of images to a message in Mutt.  Is there
> > > an easy way to deal with multiple attachments?  Tagging doesn't seem
> > > available.
> 
> Tagging works just fine.  "man mutt muttrc"

Argh!  I had removed %t from my folder_format setting so didn't see
that tag.

The reason I had modified folder_format was that I use imap and when
I look at folders with new messages ( c?<tab> ) the actual mailbox
name is truncated -- so I need to make my screen wide to actually see
what mailboxes have new mail.  In my normal-width window I see:

-- Mutt: Mailboxes [2]
 1   4                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/IN
 2   8                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
 3   6                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/mo
 4   3                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
 5   0                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
 6   857                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/

As you can see, the truncation makes it impossible to see the names of
the mailbox with that window width.  So, I had changed folder_format
to remove the blank fields, leaving more room for the folder name.
But, that also means my other folder displays (like when attaching a
file) are missing columns, too.

Separate "folder_format" settings for that "new mail" listing and
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Michelle Konzack | 1 Mar 09:55 2005
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Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

Am 2005-03-01 01:40:40, schrieb Ben A'Lee:

> As far as I can tell tagging in the attachment menu is possible,
> unless that's
> something patched in in the Debian build.  It definitely appears to be
> working
> here.

I am working with Debian too and tagging
of multiple files is working very well.

> > > So I selected attach and made my way to the directory where the images
> > > were located.  I could hit the <space> key and view the images
> > > one-by-one and then select it if I wanted to add it.  Unfortunately,
> > > the image files are huge -- viewing a thumbnail would have made life
> > > easier.
> 
> Can't think of any easy way to do that.  It's probably easier to have an image
> viewer open in a separate window or on a different vt, then switch back to mutt
> to select the ones you want.

It can be done, but only with wraper.
If you using zgv/xzgv you can view the pics inside the Directory
".xvpics" directly so if you associate images wit a wraper, it
can look in the subdirectory for it...

It would be nice if 'mutt' can call zgv/xzgv directly this way.

> > > The other pain is that mutt only shows the first X characters
> > > in the attachment list, and the paths were longer than that.  So every
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Michelle Konzack | 1 Mar 10:00 2005
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Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

Am 2005-02-28 22:51:11, schrieb Bill Moseley:

> -- Mutt: Mailboxes [2]
>  1   4                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/IN
>  2   8                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
>  3   6                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/mo
>  4   3                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
>  5   0                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/li
>  6   857                                 imaps://moseley <at> imapsmail.hank.org/INBOX/
> 
> As you can see, the truncation makes it impossible to see the names of
> the mailbox with that window width.  So, I had changed folder_format
> to remove the blank fields, leaving more room for the folder name.
> But, that also means my other folder displays (like when attaching a
> file) are missing columns, too.

Why not using an Alias for the IMAP-Server/Account

Greetings
Michelle

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messmate | 1 Mar 11:24 2005
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MH mailbox for mutt and sylpheed

Hi,
I've installed mutt ( using fetchmail, mailfilter & procmail).
I've also sylpheed-claws installed with his MH mailbox.
So far no problem for deailing that mailbox with mutt, 
but can't see the NEW incoming mail with mutt.
.mutt_colors :
/....../
color index brightgreen black ~N        # New
color index brightyellow black ~O        # Old
color index brightwhite black ~T         # mess to you and cc'ed to
others 
/....../
.muttrc :
/.../
source ~/.mutt/.mutt_colors
/../
Thanks in advance fo your help.
mess-mate

Nicolas Rachinsky | 1 Mar 11:32 2005
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Re: MH mailbox for mutt and sylpheed

* messmate <messmate <at> free.fr> [2005-03-01 11:24 +0100]:
> Hi,
> I've installed mutt ( using fetchmail, mailfilter & procmail).
> I've also sylpheed-claws installed with his MH mailbox.
> So far no problem for deailing that mailbox with mutt, 
> but can't see the NEW incoming mail with mutt.
> .mutt_colors :
> /....../
> color index brightgreen black ~N        # New
> color index brightyellow black ~O        # Old
> color index brightwhite black ~T         # mess to you and cc'ed to
> others

~T              tagged messages

The color of the mail is determined by the last matching pattern,
perhaps you you have to reorder them (not knowing the content of
'others').

Nicolas

Seamus Cawley | 1 Mar 18:52 2005
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User input in macros

Hi all,
I was wondering is it possible to ask the user for input when using a
macro? i.e. to make a basic menu, or could a macro call a script that
would return a command to be executed?

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Alain Bench | 1 Mar 20:23 2005

Re: Adding a bunch of image attachments

Hello Michelle,

 On Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 9:55:56 AM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:

>>> On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:02:25PM -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
>>>> mutt only shows the first X characters in the attachment list, and
>>>> the paths were longer than that.
>| set attach_format="%u%D%I %t%4n %T%.40d%> [%.7m/%.10M, %.6e%?C?, %C?, %s]"

    Use the softfill, Luk^W Michelle:

| set attach_format="%u%D%I %t%4n %T%= d[%.11m/%.15M, %.6e%?C?, %C?, %c, %s] "

    No more evil 40 char limit, but a fully dynamic description or
filename. If it still gets truncated, just get a bigger term.

Bye!	Alain.
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