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mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent
mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]
mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-a file] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj]
[-b addr] [-c addr] addr [...]
mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p
mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -Q query
mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -A alias
Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading elec
tronic mail under unix operating systems, including support color ter
minals, MIME, and a threaded sorting mode.
An expanded version of the given alias is passed to stdout.
Attach a file to your message using MIME.
Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient
Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient
-D Print the value of all configuration options to stdout.
Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of
Specify which mailbox to load.
Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc
-h Display help.
Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to
send a message.
Specify a file to include into the body of a message.
specify a default mailbox type
-n Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.
-p Resume a postponed message.
Query a configuration variables value. The query is executed
after all configuration files have been parsed, and any commands
given on the command line have been executed.
-R Open a mailbox in read-only mode.
Specify the subject of the message.
-v Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.
-x Emulate the mailx compose mode.
-y Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the
-z When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no mes
sages in the mailbox.
-Z Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes
command which contains new mail.
EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.
EMAIL The users e-mail address.
HOME Full path of the users home directory.
MAIL Full path of the users spool mailbox.
Full path of the users spool mailbox. Commonly used when the
spool mailbox is a maildir (5) folder.
Path to search for mailcap files.
If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompt
Directory in which the users PGP public keyring can be found.
TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created.
Default Reply-To address.
VISUAL Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.
~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
User configuration file.
System-wide configuration file.
Temporary files created by Mutt.
User definition for handling non-text MIME types.
System definition for handling non-text MIME types.
Users personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.
System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.
The privileged dotlocking program.
The Mutt manual.
None. Mutts have fleas, not bugs.
Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not
work under SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib. It does
work with the S-Lang library, however.
Resizing the screen while using an external pager causes Mutt to go
haywire on some systems.
suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.
The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bind
ings for one of the functions listed while Mutt is running.
For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt
projects bug tracking system under http://bugs.guug.de/. To report a
bug, please use the flea(1) program.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER
CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
Public License for more details.
curses(3), flea(1), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1),
muttrc(5), ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1)
Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/
The Mutt manual
The GNU General Public License.
Michael Elkins, and others. Use to contact the
Unix January 2002 mutt(1)