documentation on ":." and "::." confusing, perhaps incomplete?

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


Here's some doc from trn, uppercaseified by me,
plus my own hint or two (hint to me):

:cmd    ** Perform a command on ALL the SELECTED articles (use :p to post).
::cmd   Perform a command on ALL NON-selected articles.
:.cmd   **** Perform a command on THE current THREAD or its selected articles.
::.cmd  ****** Perform a command on the UNselected articles IN the current THREAD.
        ****** (INCLUDING, in the show-via-t-cmd tree, PAREN-WRAPPED-articles)
 [NOTE: to mark thread "NOT YET READ", use TWO-colons-dot:  ::.m]

(ignore the asterisks, means importance to me)

Say I'm in a thread, everything marked "read already",
and that's due to my mistake -- I now want to
get them all marked UN-read.

Reading the above (not including my two hint-lines, lines 5 & 6),
it's seem you'd use ":.", ie ":.m".

But that seems to have no effect at all.

However, TWO-colons-dot *does* work, eg: "::.m".

Suggestion: haave the two-colon-dot doc change "unselected"
to "unselected or already-read".

Or am I confused?

(for what I wanted to do, mark all read articles in the current
thread as unread, ::.m *is* the correct thing to do?  (worked
for me.)  Any other (preferable) way?)



Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security?
Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier
Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo

[Index of Archives]     [Photo]     [Yosemite]     [Epson Inkjet]     [Mhonarc]     [Nntpcache]

  Powered by Linux