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3.5.5.11 Editing Messages

These command allow to edit messages in a mailbox. Please note, that modified messages currently do not replace original ones. i.e. you have to save them explicitly using your editor’s save command if you do not want the effects of your editing to be lost.

edit [msglist]
e [msglist]

Edits each message in msglist with the editor, specified in EDITOR environment variable.

visual [msglist]
v [msglist]

Edits each message in msglist with the editor, specified in VISUAL environment variable.