Questions about windows support
Adam D. Ruppe
destructionator at gmail.com
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
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
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
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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