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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 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.
Attach a file to your message using MIME.
Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient
Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient
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.
-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, or exit immediately if none.
EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.
EMAIL The user’s e-mail address.
HOME Full path of the user’s home directory.
MAIL Full path of the user’s spool mailbox.
Full path of the user’s 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 user’s 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.
User’s 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
project’s 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> to contact the
Unix June 2001 mutt(1)
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