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The prompt in interactive mode is ‘Component name:’, instead
of ‘Enter component name:’ displayed by the RAND
If a -component field is not specified and standard input
is not connected to a terminal,
anno does not display
the prompt before reading the component from the standard input.
anno displays the prompt anyway.
The utility is able to burst both RFC 934 digest messages and MIME multipart messages. It provides two additional command line options: -recurse and -length.
The -recurse option instructs the utility to recursively expand the digest.
The -length option can be used to set the minimal encapsulation
boundary length for RFC 934 digests. Default length is 1,
i.e. encountering one dash immediately following a newline triggers
digest decoding. It is OK for messages that follow RFC 934
specification. However, many user agents do not precisely follow it,
in particular, they often do not escape lines starting with a dash by
‘- ’ sequence.
Mailman is one of such agents. To cope
with such digests you can set encapsulation boundary length to a higher
value. For example,
bounce -length 8 has been found to be
sufficient for most Mailman-generated digests.
Understands -build option.
This command is not provided. Use fmtcheck instead.
incto move messages into another folder after incorporating them. This option has effect only if the -truncate option has also been specified and the underlying mailbox supports the ‘move’ operation. Currently only ‘imap’ and ‘imaps’ mailboxes support it. For example, the following command moves incorporated messages into the ‘archive’ folder:
inc -file imaps://imap.gmail.com -moveto=archive
The ‘moveto’ URL parameter can be used instead of this option, e.g.:
inc -file 'imaps://imap.gmail.com;moveto=archive'
incis able to incorporate messages from several source mailboxes. These are specified via multiple -file options, e.g.:
inc -truncate \ -file 'imaps://imap.gmail.com;moveto=archived' \ -file pops://mail.gnu.org \ -file /var/mail/root
Moves incorporated messages into another folder. This was discussed above.
Disables the previous -moveto option.
Controls source mailbox truncation. If bool is not given or it is ‘yes’, the mailbox will be truncated after successful processing. If bool is ‘no’, the source mailbox will not be truncated.
The ‘ignores’ keyword can be used in variable list. In that case, if its value contains more than one component name it must be enclosed in double-quotes, e.g.:
The above is equivalent to the following traditional notation:
The ‘MessageName’ component is not yet implemented.
Interactive prompting is not yet implemented.
The following format variables are silently ignored: ‘center’, ‘split’, ‘datefield’.
mhnediting mode. This is also the default mode. This differs from the standard
mhn, which switches to the editing mode only if no other options were given and the input file name coincides with the value of
mhnprints the decoded message content using
mhnin this case used to print ‘don't know how to display content’ diagnostic.
The default behaviour is to pipe the content to the standard input
of the mhn-show-type[/subtype] command. This is altered to using a
temporary file if the command contains
Content-Dispositionheader contains ‘filename=’, and
mhnis invoked with -auto switch, it transforms the file name into the absolute notation and uses it only if it lies below the current mhn-storage directory. Standard
mhnonly requires that the file name do not begin with ‘/’.
Before saving a message part, GNU
mhn checks if the file already
exists. If so, it asks whether the user wishes to rewrite it. This
behaviour is disabled when -quiet option was given.
The -all mode does not display commented out entries.
New command line option -cflags allows to control the type of regular expressions used. The option must occur right before --component pattern or equivalent construct (like -cc, -from, etc.)
The argument to this option is a string of type specifications:
|B||Use basic regular expressions|
|E||Use extended regular expressions|
Default is ‘EI’.
The flags remain in effect until the next occurrence of -cflags option.
pick -cflag BC -subject '*a string'
The date comparison options (-before and -after accept date specifications in a wide variety of formats, e.g.:
pick -after 20030301 pick -after 2003-03-01 pick -after 01-mar-2003 pick -after 2003-mar-01 pick -before '1 year ago' etc...
prompter is built without
readline, it accepts
the following character notations:
Here, n stands for a single octal digit.
This notation is translated to the ASCII code ‘chr + 0100’.
prompterwill add it automatically.
refilenever makes links even if called with -link option. The latter is actually a synonym for -copy, which preserves the original message.
Understands -use option. Disposition shell provides
rmm does not delete any messages. Standard
rmm in this case deletes all messages preceding the
rmmutility will unlink messages, if the
rmmprocprofile component has empty value, e.g.:
New option -numfield specifies numeric comparison for the given field.
Any number of -datefield, -textfield and -numfield options may be given, thus allowing to build sort criteria of arbitrary complexity.
The order of -.*field options sets the ordering priority. This
differs from the behaviour of the standard
always orders datefield-major, textfield-minor.
Apart from sorting the mailfolder the following actions may be specified:
List the ordered messages using a format string given by -form or -format option.
Do not actually sort messages, rather print what would have been done. This is useful for debugging purposes.
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