packf - pack messages in nmh folder into a single file
packf [+folder] [msgs] [-file name] [-mbox] [-mmdf]
Packf will pack copies of messages from a folder, into a single file.
If the `-mbox' switch is given (the default), then the messages are
separated using mbox (uucp) style delimiters. This is the format used
by most mail clients (elm, mailx, etc.).
If the `-mmdf' switch is given, then the messages are separated by mmdf
style delimiters. Each message in the file is separated by four
CTRL-A's and a newline.
You may specify the name of the file in which to use with the
`-file name' switch. If you do not specify the name of the file, it
will default to `msgbox'.
If the given file name points to an existing file, then the specified
messages will be appended to the end of the file, otherwise the file
will be created and the messages appended.
packf makes an mbox-style delimiter by examining the first line of the
message. If the first line is a "Return-Path:" field, its address and
the current date and time are used. Otherwise, if the first line has
an "X-Envelope-From:" field, its contents (which should already be in
the correct format) are used. Otherwise, a dummy address and the cur-
rent date and time are used.
Messages that are packed by packf can be unpacked using inc.
$HOME/.mh_profile The user profile
.msgbox.map A binary index of the file
Path: To determine the user's nmh directory
Current-Folder: To find the default current folder
Msg-Protect: To set mode when creating a new `file'
`+folder' defaults to the current folder
`msgs' defaults to all
If a folder is given, it will become the current folder. The first
message packed will become the current message.
[nmh-1.0.4] MH.6.8 PACKF(1)
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