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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       repl  - reply to a message (only available within the message
 handling system, mh)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       repl [msg] [+folders] [options]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Marks out the original message as  replied  to.  When  the
       message  is  shown  on the listing produced by scan, it is
       marked with a dash (-). The following lines are also added
       to the message:

              Replied: date Replied: addrs

              where  the  address list contains one line for each
              addressee. The mail system will annotate  the  message
 only if it is sent immediately. If the message
              is not sent immediately, you can send it later with
              comp -use, but the annotations will not take place.
              Specifies who will receive copies of the reply.  By
              default  the  mail  system  sends  the reply to the
              sender of the original message, and copies  to  all
              other  names  in  the  To:  and  cc: lines. You can
              change this behavior by using the -cc option.  This
              sends  copies  of the replies only to the specified
              names. There are four values: -cc all sends  copies
              to  all  the  names on the original message; -cc to
              sends copies only to those names in the To:  field;
              -cc cc  sends copies only to those names in the cc:
              field; and -cc me sends a  copy  of  the  reply  to

              There is also a -nocc option, which stops copies of
              the reply being sent to the named people. It  takes
              the  same  values as -cc. So, for example, -nocc cc
              would stop replies being sent to the names  in  the
              cc:  field  of the original message.  Specifies the
              folder in which the draft message is  created.   If
              you  do  not  send  the draft, it is stored in this

              This option is usually set up in your  See  mh_profile(4)  for  more  information.  If  you have this
              option set up, you can override  it  by  using  the
              -nodraftfolder  option.   Specifies  the editor you
              wish to use to write your reply.  The default  editor
 provided is prompter. You can specify any legal
              editor as an alternative.

              You can also set up an editor  in  your  file.  See
              mh_profile(4) for more details.  Specifies a folder
              to receive copies of  your  reply.  More  than  one
              folder can be named, each preceded by -fcc.  Specifies
 how the original message is formatted  in  the
              draft.   By  default,  the  mail  system  does  not
              include a copy of  the  original  message  in  your
              reply.  If  you  use the -filter filterfile option,
              the original message may be included in your reply,
              and  formatted  according to the information in the
              file you name.

              The filter file for repl should be a standard  form
              file for mhl, as repl will invoke mhl to format the
              message being replied to. There is no default  filter
 file for repl; you must create your own. A filter
 file that is commonly used is:

              : body:nocomponent,compwidth=9,offset=9

              This outputs a blank line and then the body of  the
              message being replied to, indented by one tab-stop.
              Varies the appearance of the mail  header  for  the
              reply.  The  mail  system will construct the header
              according to the instructions in the named file. In
              order  for  repl to operate correctly, this must be
              an mhl file; see mh-format(4) for more information.
              This option overrides the header set up by the system
 file /usr/lib/mh/replcomps.  Prints out a  list
              of valid options to the command.  Causes annotation
              to be done in place, in order to preserve links  to
              the  annotated message.  Calls repl without an editor.
 This option takes you  straight  to  the  What
              now?   prompt,  without  allowing  you to edit your
              reply. This will usually produce a  reply  with  no
              text  in  the  body  of the message.  Allows you to
              modify the list of recipients. The mail system asks
              you  whether  each of the addresses that would normally
 be placed in the To: and  cc:  fields  should
              actually  receive  a  copy  of the reply.  Sets the
              maximum width of the header line.  Lines  exceeding
              this  width  are  split.   Specifies an alternative
              whatnow  program.   Normally,  repl   invokes   the
              default  whatnow program. See whatnow(1) for a discussion
 of available options. You can specify  your
              own  alternative  to  the default program using the
              -whatnowproc program option. If you do specify your
              own program, you should not call it whatnow.

              You  can  suppress  the whatnow program entirely by
              using the -nowhatnowproc option.  However,  as  the
              program  normally  starts  the  initial  edit,  the
              -nowhatnowproc option will prevent you from editing
              the message.

       The default settings for this command are:

       +folder  defaults to the current folder
       msg defaults to the current message
       -cc all
       -width  72

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       Use repl to reply to a message that you have received.

       By  default,  repl  replies  to the current message in the
       current folder. If you want to reply to  another  message,
       you  can specify a message number as the msg argument. You
       can also specify a message in another folder by  supplying
       a  +folder  argument.  You  can  supply  both  a msg and a
       +folder argument. If you specify a folder without giving a
       message  number, repl will reply to the current message in
       the named folder.

       When you reply to a message, repl automatically  fills  in
       the  mail  header for you, taking the information it needs
       from the mail header of the original message. The  following
  example shows how repl constructs the mail header for
       the return message: To: <Reply-To> or <From>  or  <sender>
       cc:  <cc>,  <To>,  and  yourself  Subject:  Re:  <Subject>
       In-reply-to: Your message of <Date>.  <Message-Id>

       Field names enclosed in angle brackets (< >) indicate  the
       contents of the named field from the original message.

       Normally,  repl  replies to the original sender, and sends
       carbon copies to all the addressees on the  original  message.

       You  can  create  a different mail header from the default
       and use it every time you reply to mail. If you create  an
       alternative mail header and store it in the file replcomps
       in your Mail directory, repl will use it  instead  of  the
       default header file. This must be an mhl file; see mh-format(4) for more information.

       If you do not have a draft folder  set  up,  repl  creates
       your  new draft in a file called draft in your Mail directory.
  This file must be empty before you can create a new
       draft,  which means that you can only store one draft at a
       time. If it is not empty, the mail  system  will  ask  you
       what  you  want  to  do  with  the  existing contents. The
       options  are:  Aborts  repl,  leaving  the  draft  intact.
       Replaces  the  existing draft with the appropriate message
       form.  Displays the draft message.  Refiles  the  existing
       draft  message in the specified folder, and provides a new
       message form for you to complete.

       If you want to be able to have more than one  draft  at  a
       time, you can set up a draft folder in your you to keep as
       many unsent drafts as space allows, and still  create  new
       messages  as you wish. To do this, make sure that the following
 line is in your

       Draft-folder: +drafts

       For more information on how to do this, see mh_profile(4).

       If  you set up a draft folder, all draft messages are created
 in that folder. If you decide not to send the  draft,
       by  typing  quit  at the What now?  prompt, the message is
       stored in the draft folder. You can then re-edit the  message,
  or  send it at a later date, by using the comp -use

       Note that while in the editor, the message  being  replied
       to  is  available  through  a  link  named @ (assuming the
       default whatnowproc). In addition, the actual pathname  of
       the  message  is  stored in the environment variable $editalt,
 and the pathname of the folder containing  the  message
  is  stored in the environment variable $mhfolder. If
       your current working directory is not writable,  the  link
       named @ is not available.


       Path: To determine your Mail directory

       Alternate-Mailboxes: To determine your mailboxes

       Draft-Folder: To find the default draft folder

       Editor: To override the default editor

       Msg-Protect:  To  set  mode  when  creating  a new message

       fileproc: Program to refile the message

       mhlproc: Program to filter message being replied to

       whatnowproc: Program to ask the "What now?"  questions

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       This example replies to message number 15 in  the  current
       folder:  %  repl 15 The next example creates your reply in
       the folder +drafts. If you decide not to  send  the  draft
       reply,  the  mail  system  will store it in this folder: %
       repl -draftfolder +drafts The next example places  a  copy
       of  your reply in your +copylog folder: % repl -fcc +copylog

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The default  system  reply  template.   The  user-supplied
       alternative to the standard reply template.  The user profile.
  The draft file.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       comp(1), dist(1),  forw(1),  prompter(1),  send(1),  whatnow(1), mh-format(4)

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