man nmh Command

Man page for apt-get nmh Command

Man Page for nmh in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man nmh

Man Nmh  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man nmh in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man nmh

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

NMH(7)                                                                        [nmh 1.3]                                                                       NMH(7)

nmh new MH message system

any nmh command

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 sin Äê
gle 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 individual programs for
complete documentation.

To get started using nmh, put the directory /usr/bin/mh on your $PATH. This is best done in one of the files: .profile, .login, .bashrc, 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 install mh 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 incorporate 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 specific 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:  Äúfirst Äù,  Äúprev Äù,  Äúcur Äù,  Äúnext Äù, or  Äúlast Äù to indi Äê
cate (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 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.




last:N The first, previous, next or last 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 with messages in given sequence(s)
flists(1) list all folders with 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
mh tailor(5) mail transport customization 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

/usr/bin/mh contains nmh commands
/etc/nmh contains nmh format files
/usr/lib/mh contains nmh library commands
$HOME/.mh_profile The user profile

Path: To determine the user's nmh directory

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 version of nmh, the host
it was generated on, and the date the program was loaded.

Send bug reports and suggestions to nmh

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MH.6.8 1 June 2008 NMH(7)-

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