nmh



NMH(1)                                                                  NMH(1)




NAME

       nmh - new MH message system


SYNOPSIS

       any nmh command


DESCRIPTION

       nmh  is  the  name  of a powerful message handling system.  Rather than
       being a single comprehensive program, nmh consists of a  collection  of
       fairly  simple  single-purpose  programs  to  send, retrieve, save, and
       manipulate messages.

       Unlike most mail clients in UNIX, nmh is not a closed system which must
       be  explicitly  run,  then exited when you wish to return to the shell.
       You may freely intersperse nmh  commands  with  other  shell  commands,
       allowing  you to read and answer your mail while you have (for example)
       a compilation running, or search for a file or run programs  as  needed
       to find the answer to someone's question before answering their mail.

       The  rest of this manual entry is a quick tutorial which will teach you
       the basics of nmh.  You should read the manual entries for the individ-
       ual programs for complete documentation.

       To  get  started  using  nmh, put the directory /usr/bin on your $PATH.
       This is best done in one of the files: .profile, .login, or  .cshrc  in
       your home directory.  (Check the manual entry for the shell you use, in
       case you don't know how to do this.)  Run the inc command.   If  you've
       never  used  nmh before, it will create the necessary default files and
       directories after asking you if you wish it to do so.

       inc moves mail from your system maildrop into your nmh `+inbox' folder,
       breaking  it  up into separate files and converting it to nmh format as
       it goes.  It prints one line for each message it processes,  containing
       the  from field, the subject field and as much of the first line of the
       message as will fit.  It leaves the first message it processes as  your
       current message.  You'll need to run inc each time you wish to incorpo-
       rate new mail into your nmh file.

       scan prints a list of the messages in your current folder.

       The commands: show, next, and prev are used to read  specific  messages
       from  the current folder.  show displays the current message, or a spe-
       cific message, which may be specified by its number, which you pass  as
       an  argument to show.  next and prev display, respectively, the message
       numerically after or before the current message.   In  all  cases,  the
       message  displayed becomes the current message.  If there is no current
       message, show may be called with an argument, or next may  be  used  to
       advance to the first message.

       rmm  (remove  message)  deletes  the current message.  It may be called
       with message numbers passed as arguments, to delete specific  messages.

       repl is used to respond to the current message (by default).  It places
       you in the editor with a prototype response form.  While you're in  the
       editor,  you  may  peruse  the item you're responding to by reading the
       file @.  After completing your response, type l to list (review) it, or
       s to send it.

       comp  allows you to compose a message by putting you in the editor on a
       prototype message form, and then lets you send it.

       All the nmh commands may be run  with  the  single  argument:  `-help',
       which  causes them to print a list of the arguments they may be invoked
       with and then exit.

       All the nmh commands may be run with the single  argument:  `-version',
       which  cause  them to print the version number of the nmh distribution,
       and then exit.

       Commands which take a message number as an argument (scan, show,  repl,
       ...)   also  take  one of the words: first, prev, cur, next, or last to
       indicate (respectively) the first, previous,  current,  next,  or  last
       message in the current folder (assuming they are defined).

       Commands  which  take a range of message numbers (rmm, scan, show, ...)
       also take any of the abbreviations:

         <num1>-<num2> - Indicates all messages in the range <num1> to <num2>,
            inclusive. The range must be nonempty.

         <num>:+N
         <num>:-N  -  Up to N messages beginning with (or ending with) message
            num.  Num may be any of the pre-defined symbols: first, prev, cur,
            next or last.

         first:N
         prev:N
         next:N
         last:N - The first, previous, next or last N messages, if they exist.

       There are many other possibilities such as  creating  multiple  folders
       for  different topics, and automatically refiling messages according to
       subject, source, destination, or content.  These are beyond  the  scope
       of this manual entry.

       Following is a list of all the nmh commands:

     ali (1)        - list mail aliases
     anno (1)       - annotate messages
     burst (1)      - explode digests into messages
     comp (1)       - compose a message
     dist (1)       - redistribute a message to additional addresses
     flist (1)      - list folders that contain messages in given sequence(s)
     flists (1)     - list all folders that contain messages in given sequence(s)
     folder (1)     - set/list current folder/message
     folders (1)    - list all folders
     forw (1)       - forward messages
     inc (1)        - incorporate new mail
     mark (1)       - mark messages
     mhbuild (1)    - translate MIME composition draft
     mhl (1)        - produce formatted listings of nmh messages
     mhlist (1)     - list information about content of MIME messages
     mhmail (1)     - send or read mail
     mhn (1)        - display/list/store/cache MIME messages
     mhparam (1)    - print nmh profile components
     mhpath (1)     - print full pathnames of nmh messages and folders
     mhshow (1)     - display MIME messages
     mhstore (1)    - store contents of MIME messages into files
     msgchk (1)     - check for messages
     msh (1)        - nmh shell (and BBoard reader)
     next (1)       - show the next message
     packf (1)      - compress a folder into a single file
     pick (1)       - select messages by content
     prev (1)       - show the previous message
     prompter (1)   - prompting editor front end
     rcvdist (1)    - asynchronously redistribute new mail
     rcvpack (1)    - append message to file
     rcvstore (1)   - asynchronously incorporate new mail
     rcvtty  (1)    - report new mail
     refile (1)     - file messages in other folders
     repl (1)       - reply to a message
     rmf (1)        - remove folder
     rmm (1)        - remove messages
     scan (1)       - produce a one line per message scan listing
     send (1)       - send a message
     sendfiles (1)  - send multiple files and directories in MIME message
     show (1)       - show (display) messages
     slocal (1)     - asynchronously filter and deliver new mail
     sortm (1)      - sort messages
     whatnow (1)    - prompting front-end for send
     whom (1)       - report to whom a message would go

     mh-alias (5)   - alias file for nmh message system
     mh-draft (5)   - draft folder facility
     mh-format (5)  - format file for nmh message system
     mh-mail (5)    - message format for nmh message system
     mh-profile (5) - user customization for nmh message system
     mh-sequence (5)- sequence specification for nmh message system

     ap (8)         - parse addresses 822-style
     conflict (8)   - search for alias/password conflicts
     dp (8)         - parse dates 822-style
     fmtdump (8)    - decode nmh format files
     install-mh (8) - initialize the nmh environment
     post (8)       - deliver a message



FILES

       /usr/bin                             directory containing nmh commands
       /etc/nmh                             directory containing nmh format files
       /usr/lib/nmh                         nmh library commands


BUGS

       If problems are encountered with an nmh program, the problems should be
       reported to the local maintainers of nmh.  When doing this, the name of
       the  program should be reported, along with the version information for
       the program.
       To find out what version of an nmh program is  being  run,  invoke  the
       program with the `-version' switch.  This information includes the ver-
       sion of nmh, the host it was generated on, and the date the program was
       loaded.

       Send bug reports and suggestions to nmh-workers@mhost.com.


FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile                    The user profile


PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory



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