The Idiot's Guide to trn
It does take time to learn your way round trn but its worth it!
Maybe you could get some trn wizzard to show you, then you'll become
a trn advocate like the rest :)
Suggestions for thread following are:
In the thread selector use '.' and ',' to select/junk threads, or just
use the letters that appear next to each thread. Selected threads will
have a '+' next to them, deselected will have a '-'. These will be
junked, those with nothing haven't been selected or junked as yet. To
remove a '+' or '-' hit '.' or ',' or the letter again.
- the arrow keys (combined with that little map thing at the top right hand corner, you haven't disabled it have you?).
- '+' for the thread selector,
- 'J' for Junk Thread
- ',' for Junk Branch (of thread)
When finished use either <space> or <enter> to start reading the
selected threads, then return to the thread selector for some more, or
'X' to mark all unselected threads as junked and read the selected ones.
This is useful in uk.politics.
'c' catches up the whole group. 'u' when reading unsubscribes.
'h' tells you about all those other interesting commands you can use.
Also when reading:
Oh, and I don't think the ``Are You Sure'' question should appear after
the posting, but it is good to have it there as a reminder, especialy to
new users. Theres too much danger of accidently hitting 'n' after
slaving away over that huge article and losing all the work (unless you
- 'f' follows up without quoting, offering the ability to create a new thread.
- 'F' follows up with quoting
- 'r' replies thru email without quoting
- 'R' replies thru email with quoting.
The only complaint I have is that AFAIK you have to be reading an article
in order to post. OK so this prevents the user posting to a group
without having read at least some of it, but if I want to post something
to ucam.chat I have to wait for the
``threading 3000odd articles ............................''
which takes some time.
Wizzard?? No I don't read Terry Pratchet books, honest!
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