Typing h (
vm-summarize) causes VM to display a summary of
contents of the current folder. The information in the summary is
automatically updated as changes are made to the current folder. An
arrow `->' appears to the left of the line summarizing the current
message. The variable
vm-auto-center-summary controls whether VM
will keep the summary arrow vertically centered within the summary
window. A value of
t causes VM to always keep the arrow
centered. A value of
nil (the default) means VM will never
bother centering the arrow. A value that is not
nil and not
t causes VM to center the arrow only if the summary window is not
the only existing window. You can change what the summary arrow looks
like by setting vm-summary-arrow to a string depicting the new arrow.
You should set this variable before VM creates the summary buffer.
vm-summary-format controls the format of each
message's summary. Its value should be a string. This string should
contain printf-like "%" conversion specifiers which substitute
information about the message into the final summary.
Recognized specifiers are:
Use "%%" to get a single "%".
A numeric field width may be specified between the "%" and the specifier; this causes right justification of the substituted string. A negative field width causes left justification. The field width may be followed by a "." and a number specifying the maximum allowed length of the substituted string. If the string is longer than this value, it is truncated.
If you save copies of all your outbound messages in a folder and
later visit that folder, the `%F' format specifier will normally
display your own name. If you would rather see the recipient
addresses in this case, set the variable
vm-summary-uninteresting-senders. This variable's value,
nil, should be a regular expression that matches
addresses that you don't consider interesting enough to appear in
the summary. When such senders would be displayed by the `%F' or
`%f' summary format specifiers VM will substitute the value of
vm-summary-uninteresting-senders-arrow (default "To: ")
followed by what would be shown by the `%T' and `%t' specifiers
The summary format need not be one line per message but it must end with a newline, otherwise the message pointer will not be displayed correctly in the summary window.
You can have a summary generated automatically at VM startup
by setting the variable
See section Starting Up.
All VM commands are available in the summary buffer just as they are in
the folder buffer itself. If you set
nil, VM will select the message under the cursor in the
summary window before executing commands that operate on the current
message. Note that this occurs only when executing a command
from the summary buffer window.
nil value of vm-gargle-uucp means to use a crufty
regular expression that does surprisingly well at beautifying UUCP
addresses that are substituted for `%f' and `%t' as part
of summary and attribution formats.
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