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Re: emacs vs

From: Jason Earl
Subject: Re: emacs vs
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:23:26 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Vagn Johansen <> writes:

> Vagn Johansen <> writes:
>> Jason Earl <> writes:
>>> Actually, if you read a *lot* of email, then Emacs
>>> probably would be helpful as well.  Gnus has all
>>> sorts of tools for plowing through huge piles of
>>> email, and the fact that you never have to take
>>> your hands off of the keyboard to get everything
>>> done makes a big difference.
>> What tools are those?
>> Gnus does support searching in multiple groups.
> That should have been "Gnus does NOT support searching in multiple
> groups."

For searching I use find and grep :).

I wade through hundreds of emails a day (not counting spam).  For me
the biggest advantages of Gnus over other email clients I have used is
the ability to quickly skim through groups without having to touch the
mouse.  'k' will kill useless threads, space will page through a
message 'A n' adds a task to my planner.el files (with a link to the
message in question).  Lately I have been thinking about adding in
Remembrance agent to the mix.

    The Remembrance Agent (Remem) is an Emacs plug-in that watches
    over your shoulder and suggests information relevant to what
    you're reading or writing. While search engines help with direct
    recall, Remem is a tool for associative memory. Suggested
    documents are displayed in a buffer at the bottom of your Emacs
    window, and are updated every few seconds based on the last
    hundred or so words surrounding the cursor.

I suppose if I used my inbox as a knowledge base I might be more
interested in searching.  Even so, Gnus has some pretty compelling


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