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* Fat finger produces #
@ 2021-08-06 16:30 Colin Baxter
  2021-08-06 16:44 ` Pankaj Jangid
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Colin Baxter @ 2021-08-06 16:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: info-gnus-english

Hello,

I have inadvertently depressed some key and I've ended up with a hash
symbol '#' alongside the name of a RSS feed newsgroup. What does the
symbol mean and how can I get rid of it?

Thanks,

Colin Baxter.



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* Re: Fat finger produces #
  2021-08-06 16:30 Fat finger produces # Colin Baxter
@ 2021-08-06 16:44 ` Pankaj Jangid
  2021-08-06 16:51   ` Colin Baxter
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Pankaj Jangid @ 2021-08-06 16:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: info-gnus-english

Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com> writes:

> I have inadvertently depressed some key and I've ended up with a hash
> symbol '#' alongside the name of a RSS feed newsgroup. What does the
> symbol mean and how can I get rid of it?

The key that you have pressed is ‘#’ key. You can mark multiple articles
using ‘#’ key and then do some processing on all of them. For example,
expire them.

To get rid of the mark you can press either keys ‘M P u’ in sequence or
‘M-#’ i.e. meta+hash.




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* Re: Fat finger produces #
  2021-08-06 16:44 ` Pankaj Jangid
@ 2021-08-06 16:51   ` Colin Baxter
  2021-08-06 21:53     ` Michael Heerdegen
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Colin Baxter @ 2021-08-06 16:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pankaj Jangid; +Cc: , info-gnus-english

Dear Pankaj
>>>>> Pankaj Jangid <pankaj@codeisgreat.org> writes:

    > Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com> writes:
    >> I have inadvertently depressed some key and I've ended up with a
    >> hash symbol '#' alongside the name of a RSS feed newsgroup. What
    >> does the symbol mean and how can I get rid of it?

    > The key that you have pressed is ‘#’ key. You can mark multiple
    > articles using ‘#’ key and then do some processing on all of
    > them. For example, expire them.

    > To get rid of the mark you can press either keys ‘M P u’ in
    > sequence or ‘M-#’ i.e. meta+hash.

Thanks for this. Meta+hash worked for me. Instead of panicking I should
just did "C-h c #" to find the command "gnus-topic-mark-topic"! Thanks
again.

Best wishes,

Colin.


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* Re: Fat finger produces #
  2021-08-06 16:51   ` Colin Baxter
@ 2021-08-06 21:53     ` Michael Heerdegen
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Michael Heerdegen @ 2021-08-06 21:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: info-gnus-english

Colin Baxter <m43cap@yandex.com> writes:

> Thanks for this. Meta+hash worked for me. Instead of panicking I
> should just did "C-h c #" to find the command "gnus-topic-mark-topic"!

This is called the "process mark" and is just like marking files to
operate on in dired: marking articles to operate on.  Marking per se is
harmless and temporary.

What can be done using the process mark can be discovered in the menu.

Michael.



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