refile - file message in other folders (only available
within the message handling system, mh)
refile [msgs] [+folder] [options]
Refiles the draft message, or the current message in your
+drafts folder, if you have one set up. You cannot give a
msgs argument when you use this option. Moves a file into
a folder. This option takes a file from its directory and
places it in the named folder, as the next message in the
folder. The file must be formatted as a legal mail message.
This means that the message must have the minimum
header fields separated from the body of the message by a
blank line or a line of dashes. Prints a list of the
valid options to this command. Keeps a copy of the message
in the source folder. Normally, refile removes the
messages from the original folder when it refiles them.
The -link option keeps a copy in the original folder, as
well as filing a copy in the new folder. Preserves the
number of a message in the new folder. Normally, when a
message is refiled in to another folder, it is set to the
next available number in that folder. The -preserve option
keeps the number of the message the same in the new folder
as it had been in the old.
You cannot have two messages with the same number
in one folder, so you should use this option with
care. Specifies the source folder to take messages
from. Normally, messages are refiled from the current
folder into another folder. However, you can
take messages from a different folder by using the
-src +folder option to specify the alternative
Use the refile command to move the specified message from
the current folder to another folder. You can refile messages
in more than one folder by giving multiple folder
names as arguments.
If you do not specify a message, the current message is
refiled. You can refile a message other than the current
message by giving its number as a msgs argument. You can
also refile more than one message at a time by specifying
more than one message number, or a range of message numbers,
or a message sequence. See mark(1) for more information
The current folder remains the same unless the -src option
is specified; in that case, the source folder becomes current.
Normally, the last message specified becomes the
current message. However, if the -link option is used, the
current message is not changed.
If the Previous-Sequence: entry is set in the file, in
addition to defining the named sequences from the source
folder, refile will also define those sequences for the
destination folders. See mh_profile(4) for information
concerning the previous sequence.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
Folder-Protect: To set protections when creating a new
rmmproc: Program to delete the message
The following example refiles messages 3 and 5 in the
folder +records: % refile 3 5 +records The next example
files the current message into two folders: % refile
+jones +map The next example takes message 13 in the current
folder and refiles it in the +test folder. The message
remains in the current folder as well as appearing in
the +test folder. % refile -link 13 +test The next example
takes a message from the folder +test when it is not
the current folder, and places it in the folder +outbox: %
refile 3 -src +test +outbox
The user profile.
folder(1), mark(1), mh_profile(4)
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