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Archive for April, 2008

Shell script to periodically check mail logs (and msmtpQ queue) and notify user by mail

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

As said in this previous post, I generally really like the speed of having set sendmail_wait = -1 in my ~/.muttrc, but mutt doesn’t let me know if there are any error messages. That’s not good, and it would be ironic to gain a few seconds when hitting y in mutt just to nervously dig […]

Mutt with msmtp and a mail queue

Friday, April 11th, 2008

If you read and send a lot of e-mail, you want to use the mutt mail client. If you travel a lot, you want to be able to compose e-mails offline and then send them off when you’re back online. Mutt has always insisted on being a pure mail user agent (MUA), not a mail […]

Java plugin in Firefox

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I used to have trouble with the system wide installation of Firefox on Gutsy (though I don’t remember what the trouble was), so I installed it on a user basis in each user’s home directory and made all the relevant icons point to /home/user/firefox/firefox Because of this, I had to create a symlink in that […]

Getting 256 color support working for mutt in xfce4-terminal

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Mutt supports 256 colors if you terminal does, and that in turn seems to depend both on the terminal and on ncurses. For me, using Xfce on Xubuntu Gutsy, running mutt in a xfce4-terminal, 256 color support didn’t work out of the box. Putting any colorN into the ~/.muttrc yielded a “colour not supported by […]

CiteULike: upload pdf files to a group

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The good CiteULike now offers a feature that makes it much more useful: You can not only upload personal pdf copies of papers, but you can finally share them with others in your group. The bad This is only possible for private groups, not for public groups. The ugly There is no explicit mention anywhere […]