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9.4 Mail Field Commands

These commands allow you to view, modify, add, and delete various bits of information from the info alist. See Information Keys and the Info Alist.

sc-mail-field-query (C-c C-p f)

Allows you to interactively view, modify, add, and delete info alist key-value pairs. With no argument, you are prompted (with completion) for a info key. The value associated with that key is displayed in the minibuffer. With an argument, this command will first ask if you want to view, modify, add, or delete an info key. Viewing is identical to running the command with no arguments.

If you want to modify the value of a key, Supercite will first prompt you (with completion) for the key of the value you want to change. It will then put you in the minibuffer with the key’s current value so you can edit the value as you wish. When you hit RET, the key’s value is changed. Minibuffer history is kept for the values.

If you choose to delete a key-value pair, Supercite will prompt you (with completion) for the key to delete.

If you choose to add a new key-value pair, Supercite firsts prompts you for the key to add. Note that completion is turned on for this prompt, but you can type any key name here, even one that does not yet exist. After entering the key, Supercite prompts you for the key’s value. It is not an error to enter a key that already exists, but the new value will override any old value. It will not replace it though; if you subsequently delete the key-value pair, the old value will reappear.

sc-mail-process-headers (C-c C-p g)

This command lets you re-initialize Supercite’s info alist from any set of mail headers in the region between ‘point’ and ‘mark’. This function is especially useful for replying to digest messages where Supercite will initially set up its information for the digest originator, but you want to cite each component article with the real message author. Note that unless an error during processing occurs, any old information is lost.

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