A mutt patch for a more colorful index

This patch enables different colorings for different parts of the index display. For example you can choose one color for the subject, another one for the author, and a third one for the flags.


  • Screenshot #1: Just a random screenshot...
  • Screenshot #2: Notice how messages written by me are differently colored then those from other authors. This is done using indexcolor's author pattern matching.


Vim notes


  • UpdateModDate.vim is a vim script I have written for updating the date-stamp of these pages automatically every time I save the files from within vim.

It searches for lines marked with %DATE_TAG% and updates the date on these lines every time the file is saved. Example:

   Last Modified: Tue Jun  2 04:44:58 UTC 2004      // %DATE_TAG%


  • I've hit a bug in vim related to html highlighting that would cause get really really slow. This has already been fixed though. The interested might look at the detailed description.

wmbutton: dockapp displaying configureable buttons


I have been using wmbutton for quite some time, and I think it's really nice. One thing that has always sucked was the need to recompile just to change the images. So I got the source code of the wmbutton Debian package and added the capability to change the images without a recompile. One day later I discovered that someone (ehflora) had already done this. I got his version and it looked a bit better then mine. While playing around I noticed that wmbutton was leaking memory, so I ran valgrind on it, which confirmed my suspicions. I fixed the Leaks and did some more code cleanup.

I've increased the version number to 0.6. The code is still quite a mess, but at least it's better then before. Feel free to further improve it if you like, there's plenty room for it ;-).


This program is released under the GPL version 2. A copy of the license may be obtained at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.

Screenshots and more can be found at: http://www.dockapps.org/file.php/id/241

Sourcecode Download

Debian packages

wmbutton is available directly from Debian. Check out the package page.