A challenging question?

Dan D. dandunfee at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 14:14:23 UTC 2017

Iuse alpine with a gmail account with no problems recieving or sending. 
Pine would work in your case also.

The only real issue for someone is to link gmail to a local alpine mail 
account, its just a matter of simple configuration entries to do it.

If I were you I would set up an alpine filter to automatically grab those
messages of interesst into one mail folder.  Then the entire contents of
each message can be exported as individual plain texts with one command.

On Fri, 20 Jan 2017, Karen Lewellen wrote:

> Fine, but logging into  gmail is not the problem.  It is gathering in a
> fashion that reflects how these e-mails appear in a low graphics
> environment.  That and the volume.
> Whatever the program is, does it exist at shellworld?  I have no other
> access to Linux at all, save for my office shell with dreamhost.
> On Fri, 20 Jan 2017, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> tmux, not tmox.
>> On Thu, 19 Jan 2017, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>>  Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:42:30
>>>  From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net>
>>>  Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>>  To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>>>  Subject: Re: A challenging question?
>>>  Hi folks,
>>>  I do wonder if we have tmox at shellworld.
>>>  Actually, the printer friendly  edition of emails at google will produce
>>>  fine text, and yes I can save the file with the p function.
>>>  The challenge is, since this is court evidence, I must gather  likely a
>>>  couple  hundred of them.
>>>  Something to petition the judge regarding.
>>>  Thanks for the ideas,
>>>  Kare
>>>  On Thu, 19 Jan 2017, Tim Chase wrote:
>>>>  On January 19, 2017, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>>>>  Asking just in case there is a simple tool  for this process.
>>>>>  I need to capture several emails from my gmail account.  It is
>>>>>  critical that the e-mails appear, as they do for me, not how they
>>>>>  might in standard view, i. e. with alt tags  visible for anyone.
>>>>>  Lynx, links, and e-links are the browsers I wish to use for this, I
>>>>>  would imagine the alt tag would be different even if I had access
>>>>>  to say Firefox.
>>>>  Depending on the target audience, a couple ways come to mind:
>>>>  1) In lynx-the-cat, use the "p" command to print to a file.  This is
>>>>  basically the same thing as doing a "lynx -dump" on a page.  In
>>>>  links-the-chain and elinks, you can use "File, Save formatted
>>>>  document" to get the same sort of results.
>>>>  2) use your terminal emulator's copy/paste functionality to select
>>>>  the content of the gmail session in lynx/links/elinks session
>>>>  3) fire up GNU screen or tmux, launch Lynx inside, browse to your
>>>>  email, and then use the "scrollback" functionality in screen/tmux to
>>>>  copy text off the screen into a buffer, then use the screen/tmux
>>>>  scrollback-paste functionality to dump it into a file.
>>>>  4) use the "script" program to record the entire session with
>>>>  timings:
>>>>   $ script --timing=gmail.timings gmail.script
>>>>   $ lynx https://gmail.com
>>>>   (do your thing)
>>>>   $ exit  # leaves the "script" recording session
>>>>  this will give you two files "gmail.timings" and "gmail.script" which
>>>>  you can then play back with
>>>>   $ scriptreplay gmail.timings gmail.script
>>>>  Now on to comparing:
>>>>  #1 is easiest choice with some of the best results for the use-case
>>>>  you are describing.
>>>>  #2 & #3 are basically a screen capture of the text that you can dump
>>>>  into a text file, but don't include any coloration or playback (like
>>>>  #1).  Also, these usually end up being one screen at a time with
>>>>  full-screen curses applications like lynx/links/elinks, so if your
>>>>  text is more than one page, it's a bit annoying to capture, save,
>>>>  scroll, capture, save, repeat. But they do work for any terminal
>>>>  application, not just relying on browser-specific functionality.
>>>>  #4 gives an exact replay of the options, but requires a terminal that
>>>>  understands it.  If you're playing back on the same terminal where
>>>>  you recorded, this has no issues.  But if you're trying to share it,
>>>>  there may be hurdles involved.  Also, while a quick test here
>>>>  suggests that script doesn't capture passwords in certain modes, it
>>>>  might if recording a lynx/links session, so I'd either only share it
>>>>  with someone you trust with your gmail password, or redact the file
>>>>  before sharing it.
>>>>  And if you haven't had a chance to play with screen/tmux, they're
>>>>  incredibly powerful and well worth the investment of time (I
>>>>  personally prefer and recommend tmux, but both are substantially
>>>>  similar to the end user).
>>>>  As usual, my verbose replies are likely overkill, but hopefully give
>>>>  you some options to explore. (grins)
>>>>  -tim
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