[lfs-support] e2fsprogs make error

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 22 18:46:59 PDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:46:43PM +0000, Sandeep Singh wrote:
> Ok. About the top posting, I am still not able to comprehend this concept,
> I hope you would not mind throwing some light on it. What would be the
> correct way to post and are there any tools available for this as right now
> I am doing this posting from a web browser.
> thanks again & best regards

The _concept_ is fairly simple - it is how mailing lists worked
before big companies introduced "do it our way" software
(originally, I think, microsoft introduced it - but gmail in the web
interface works the same stupid way (you send a reply, and by
default _everything_ in the original post - comes afterwards).

Somebody posts something.  In this case, you posted a paragraph
beginning "Ok. About...".  When I reply, I delete everything which
is not relevant to my reply, and then I reply _beneath_ the text I
am replying to.  Often, I will reply to different parts of a
message, so that my reply has part of the original text, prefixed by
'> ' on each line (my mail client handles the prefix), my reply,
more of the original with a '> ' prefix, another part of my reply.

For more explanation, try

But as to how you can do it, "it depends on what you are using".
And the browser mail software invariably hides its identity (the
User-Agent header), so I cannot tell what you are using.

For gmail in a browser, I think you can click somewhere to get the
text to which you wish to reply, but I restrict my use of gmail to
people who expect that arse-about-face form (and who seem to think
that html in mail is a feature).

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.

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