Questions about windows support

Adam D. Ruppe destructionator at
Tue Feb 21 16:21:41 PST 2012

On Wednesday, 22 February 2012 at 00:03:35 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> It lets me fire up my (text-based) mail client


I switched to mutt from the terrible webmail in... 2007 I think.
Rarely look back (only when I need to view images when on a
separate computer).

I handle 200-300 emails a day. I don't think I could handle
it if not for how awesome mutt is.

> music is finished, run mplayer to start new music, etc..)

mplayer rox. I also use a play script that runs sox (or timidity)
for simple files.

gui music sux.

I use a screen session for this stuff though.

window 0: the background noise controller
window 1: mutt
window 2: alsamixer
window 3: random notes to self for later

Usually, I only two two at a time. C-a a is the
best thing ever.

Then I use a separate screen for work things.

Now, here's something cool: from my laptop, running
Windows 7, I use putty to connect to the house.

But, here's what I did: it automatically runs screen,
with the escape set to s, rather than a, and a fixed
session name.

First off, C-s is easier to hit on the laptop than C-a
since the Fn key is on the far left, instead of ctrl.

So it is a more natural action anyway.

Aaaand I can run other screens inside!

screen -d -r ffmp3 # the one with mutt, etc
C-s c
screen -d -r work

Now, I can C-s s to swap between the two things...
and C-a a to swap sub tasks.

Nested screens is pretty amazing. And that automatic
session means I can open and close it at will, picking
up exactly where I left off every time.

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