anno - annotate messages (only available within the message
handling system, mh)
anno [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-help]
[-[no]inplace] [-text body]
Specifies the name of the header field which anno adds. It
should be a valid RFC 822-style message field name, which
means that it should consist of alphanumeric characters or
dashes only. If you do not supply this option, anno will
prompt you for the field name. Prints a list of the valid
options to this command. The -inplace switch causes annotation
to be done in place in order to preserve links to
the annotated message. Allows you to add a header field
containing text to the message. The anno command will
create a second header field on the message, containing
the text that you specify. If the text contains a space,
you must enclose the text in double quotes ("). If you do
not supply this option, anno adds only one field, which
contains the date of the annotation.
The default settings for this command are:
+folder defaults to the current folder
msgs defaults to the current message
The anno command annotates a message by adding one or more
header fields to the message.
The anno command allows you to choose the name of the
header field which you add. It records the date at which
the message is annotated, and allows you to add an additional
field containing text, if you wish.
You can use anno with dist, forw, and repl, to keep track
of how you have distributed, forwarded, or replied to messages.
By default, anno annotates the current message in the current
folder. You can select another message by using the
msg and +folder arguments. You can also annotate more than
one message, or a range of messages.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
This example annotates message number 1 in the folder
+test. The -component option specifies the name of the
header field: % anno 1 +test -component Forwarded
The following field is added to the message header:
Forwarded: Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:10:06 +0000 The next
example shows how to use the -text option to add an
additional field: % anno -component Forwarded -text
"to David - as requested"
The following lines are added to the message
header: Forwarded: Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:13:27 +0000
Forwarded: to David - as requested The final example
shows how anno prompts for the name of the
header field, if the -component option is not supplied:
% annoEnter component name: forwarded
The following line is added to the message: forwarded:
Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:21:58 +0000
The user profile.
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