Top-posting shenanigans (was: Re: ASR33 $1000+ And Counting...)

From: Tony Duell <>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 19:14:15 +0000

> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > In Outlook, yes, it's a righteous pain. In PINE, as you might know,
> > CTRL-J fixes most messed up quoted paragraphs.
> Eh?! Oh, you mean the pico editor! Too many brain cells pre-wired for
> vi here.

The mental case who picked ^J for that needs to be LARTed. Problem is, ^J
is linefeed and if you happen to hit return on entering pico before it
sets the terminal driver to raw mode, it'll justify the first paragraph
of your file for you. If it happens to be a mail message you're replying
to, then the '>' characters at the start of each line will mean the
entire file is taken as one paragraph (no blank lines to mark the end of
the paragraph) so you get a total mess.

Yes, I understand 'J' for 'justify', but....

Received on Sat Feb 26 2005 - 17:58:06 GMT

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