(lemacs.info)Rmail Summary Edit

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Editing in Summaries

   Summary buffers are given the major mode Rmail Summary mode, which
provides the following special commands:

     Select the message described by the line that point is on

     Move to next line and select its message in Rmail

     Move to previous line and select its message (`rmail-summary-

     Move to next line, skipping lines saying `deleted', and select its
     message (`rmail-summary-next-msg').

     Move to previous line, skipping lines saying `deleted', and select
     its message (`rmail-summary-previous-msg').

     Delete the current line's message, then do like `n'

     Undelete and select this message or the previous deleted message in
     the summary (`rmail-summary-undelete').

     Scroll the other window (presumably Rmail) forward

     Scroll the other window backward (`rmail-summary-scroll-msg-down').

     Kill the summary window (`rmail-summary-exit').

     Exit Rmail (`rmail-summary-quit').

   The keys `C-n'(`rmail-summary-next-all') and `C-p'
(`rmail-summary-previous-all') are modified in Rmail Summary mode.  In
addition to moving point in the summary buffer, they also cause the
line's message to become current in the associated Rmail buffer.  That
buffer is also made visible in another window if it is not currently

   `n' and `p' are similar to `C-n' and `C-p', but skip lines that say
`message deleted'.  They are like the `n' and `p' keys of Rmail itself.
Note, however, that in a partial summary these commands move only
among the message listed in the summary.

   The other Emacs cursor motion commands are not changed in Rmail
Summary mode, so it is easy to get the point on a line whose message is
not selected in Rmail.  This can also happen if you switch to the Rmail
window and switch messages there.  To get the Rmail buffer back in sync
with the summary, use the `j' (`rmail-summary-goto-msg') command, which
selects the message of the current summary line in Rmail.

   Deletion and undeletion can also be done from the summary buffer.
They always work based on where point is located in the summary buffer,
ignoring which message is selected in Rmail.  `d'
(`rmail-summary-delete-forward') deletes the current line's message,
then moves to the next line whose message is not deleted and selects
that message.  The inverse is `u' (`rmail-summary-undelete'), which
moves back (if necessary) to a line whose message is deleted, undeletes
that message, and selects it in Rmail.

   When moving through messages with the summary buffer, it is
convenient to be able to scroll the message while remaining in the
summary window.  The commands SPC (`rmail-summary-scroll-msg-up') and
DEL (`rmail-summary-scroll-msg-down') do this.  They scroll the message
just as they do when the Rmail buffer is selected.

   When you are finished using the summary, type `x'
(`rmail-summary-exit') to kill the summary buffer's window.

   You can also exit Rmail while in the summary.  `q'
(`rmail-summary-quit') kills the summary window, then saves the Rmail
file and switches to another buffer.

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