Fortunately, MOO editors are universal, so the commands you use for composing a mail message are in most cases the same as those you use for editing descriptions of things, such as a room or a note.
Creating descriptions and writing things down in a MOO can be fun, but when it comes to altering it later things typically become harder. However, a very simple and powerful editor system exists within the MOO. This editor allows for complete alteratio
n of any text that you can access in the MOO. When you invoke an editor, you are teleported to a special room which provides the commands you need to edit text. From this room, you can still communicate with others using @page. To get into an editor, you
might issue one of the following commands:
For example, you can edit the description of the current room by typing '@edit here' (you have to 'own' the room, or have it as your home). This command will tell the MOO to use the editor and allow you to enter the editing room to change the ro
om description. Although these editors are not as good as a word processor or even the MS-DOS Editor, they provide interesting, and quite functional solutions to the problems of text editing in TELNET.
Once inside the editing room, there are many commands available for use. To see an brief help screen while within this room, type 'look' or 'l'. The most common and useful commands are listed below with a short description of its usage.
Each editor can only edit one thing at a time. For extended command summary and details, you can type 'help editors at anytime on the VUW MOO.
All the commands in the editor can be used again in the mail editor room. However, once you are composing a message, if you type 'look' to see the help screen, you'll notice variety of other mail related commands. MOO mail commands allow for full elect
ronic mailing features, including reply, forward, and carbon copying. To send a basic message to a user on VUW, follow these steps:
An additional useful command:
As you can see the majority of even the basic commands are identical in any editor in the MOO. Listed below is a short command summary of commands you can use with editors. (M) denotes used only in mail editor, (V) denotes used only in verb editor, (N)
denotes used only in note editor. All other commands are available in any editor.
For any of the above commands, you may type 'help [command]' anywhere in the MOO to see an extended and more detailed description of the command.