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That's done... - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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That's done...
I decided that making trn work wasn't worth the hassle. I downloaded slrn instead.

It's way cool. Very complete scoring, works with my news server, and is easy to use.

It's good to be back on Usenet. :)

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: September 5th, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started off with trn on SunOS 4.x, then went through a phase of using tin (on SunOS 4.x, AIX, Linux and even Windows NT) and for the last three years or so I've been using slrn.

I do like slrn. Although I wish it highlighted threads to which I've contributed like tin did.

I also briefly flirted with xrn (well, I was 19 at the time so let me off) and, erm, well, Outlook Express very briefly - but that was such a terrible experience it drove me to find tin for Windows NT as quick as possible!

The nice thing about using slrn on vexed2 is I can read USENET from anywhere without worrying about having different .newsrc files all being out of sync with each other. I just ssh to the machine and have at it. Same with email - ssh in and read it with pine (although I can use kmail with IMAP too, since the mail stays on the server with IMAP).

The next question:

vi or emacs?
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 5th, 2003 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
It won't hilight the thread, but you can score them to the top:

From the slrn FAQ:

4.13 Is it possible to score followups to my own postings?

Scoring followups to your own postings is quite easy if slrn generates the Message-IDs of your articles (see the question on generating Message-IDs for details). In this case, all you have to do is looking for username@your.hosts.fqdn in the `References:' header line. Of course, you need to replace username and your.hosts.fqdn with the strings that are correct for your setup - if in doubt, look at the Message-ID of one of your own articles to find out.

Score: 1000
References: username@your\.hosts\.fqdn>

Note that this will catch articles that reference one of your articles directly or indirectly (e.g. a followup to a followup to your posting). If you only want to score direct followups, make sure to check the last ID in the `References:' header only (note the trailing dollar sign):

Score: 1000
References: username@your\.hosts\.fqdn>$

I do the same thing with my shell box - keep one .newsrc there, and ssh in from work, the Windows box at home, wherever. And I'm a vi person. :)
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: September 6th, 2003 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
That's good. Vi people are good. Emacs people are, well, far too normal :-) Not to mention emacs really stands for "Eventually Mallocs All Core Storage"
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