October 11, 2006

updated pine

I updated Pine to version 4.64 (from 4.62). The Pine web site has a list of changes.

Leave a comment here or email root if you have any problems.

Posted by grant at October 11, 2006 11:23 AM

Pine now uses "c" instead of "y" to confirm actions. For example, you used to hit "ctrl+c, y" to cancel message composition but now it's "ctrl+c, c". It took me a couple of tries to realize what was going on because I don't read the prompts anymore.

Posted by: tim at October 15, 2006 05:25 PM

This bugs me. I've turned it off (the setting is conveniently located near the top of the settings list).

If you are automatically hitting y to send, that's your problem - it's already an extra level of confirmation (which you can turn off). I've been using PINE for . . . 10 years now? I've sent messages that maybe I shouldn't have, but I've never sent one that I intended to cancel.

From the help on the feature:

"FEATURE: Compose-Cancel-Confirm-Uses-Yes

This feature affects what happens when you type ^C to cancel a composition. By default, if you attempt to cancel a composition by typing ^C, you will be asked to confirm the cancellation by typing a "C" for Confirm. It logically ought to be a "Y" for Yes, but that is risky because the "^C Y" needed to cancel a message is close (on the keyboard) to the "^X Y" needed to send a message.

If this feature is set the confirmation asked for will be a "Yes" instead of a "Confirm" response."

Posted by: warcode at October 17, 2006 12:15 PM
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