* How to save a group of postings by process marking and then [...]
@ 2021-12-22 23:34 hput
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From: hput @ 2021-12-22 23:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
I've only ever done this within threads .. often the whole thread is
process marked.. not sure if it would work if the selection was arbitrary
across multiple threads but a quick test while writing this mesg seems
to indicate it does work.
I suspect there are cleaner and less cumbersome methods than what I'm
about to describe... I'd like to hear about them.
[ When I want to save a group of messages by process mark:
Its because I want to enlarge my growing database of well informed
answers and opions on a wide range of material, where I can find it
pretty easily ]
1) Process mark the selected messages.
2) Then Press upcase `F' as if to follow up.
You are then presented with a message that contains all process
marked messages. Much like an mbox, but missing the vast amount of
headers, having only the key ones for each mesg
3) Write in a Gcc: (` YourChosenBackend:Group ') for where you want the
conglomerate message saved
4) Edit subject line with keywords to help you find this message
* I normally make at least 3 more edits but no need to describe all.
Just one here ... change the Newsgroup: to X-Newsgroup: (or your
choice, long as the result is to render your conglomerate message
5) Press `C-c C-c' as if to send... When gnus notices the msg is not
sendable, it will tell you and ask if you'd still like to honor the
Gcc: `your-chosen-bkend:group' ... (whether it exists or not)
When you press `y' off it goes to your chosen group on disk.
You have created an entry to a data base searchable in summary mode by
using the `/s' (Subject search) on the keywords you've added or of
course on any other Headers you've edited.
I kind of fell into using the above method by accident and then seeing
some uses for my accident.
One drawback of using the method is the extra layer of `>' (quoting?
characters) that can be a little confusing I'd rather accomplish this
kind of data base in some simpler and cleaner way.
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