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       anno - annotate nmh messages


       anno [-help] [-version] [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-inplace | -noinplace] [-date
            | -nodate] [-draft] [-append] [-list] [-delete] [-number [num|all]] [-preserve |
            -nopreserve] [-text body]


       anno  manipulates  header  fields  or annotations in messages.  Header fields consist of a
       field name and an optional field body as defined  by  RFC  2822.   The  -component  switch
       specifies the field name, and the -text switch specifies the field body.

       The  messages  are  either  the msgs in the named folder, or the draft if invoked with the
       -draft switch.

       Usually, annotation is performed by the commands dist, forw, and repl, if they  are  given
       the  -anno  switch.  This allows you to keep track of your distribution of, forwarding of,
       and replies to a message.

       By using anno, you can perform arbitrary annotations of your own.  Each  message  selected
       will be annotated with the lines

           field: date
           field: body

       The -nodate switch inhibits the date annotation, leaving only the body annotation.

       By  default,  anno  prepends  the  annotations  to  the  message.  Annotations are instead
       appended if the -append switch is specified.

       If a -component field is not specified when anno is invoked, anno will prompt the user for
       a field name.

       The  field specified must be a valid RFC 2822-style message field name, consisting only of
       alphanumeric characters and dashes.  The body may consist of arbitrary text.

       Normally anno does the annotation in place in order to preserve any links to the  message.
       You may change this by using the -noinplace switch.

       The  -list  switch  produces  a  listing  of the field bodies for header fields with names
       matching the specified component, one per line.  The listing is numbered, starting  at  1,
       if  the  -number  switch is also used.  A tab character separates the number and the field
       body.  The field body is treated as if it is a file name, and only  the  final  path  name
       component  is  listed.  The complete field body is listed if the -text switch is used; the
       argument to the -text switch is required but ignored.

       The -delete switch removes header fields from messages.  The first header field whose name
       matches  the  component is deleted if no other options are specified.  If the -text switch
       is used in conjunction with the -delete switch, the first header field whose name  matches
       the  component  and  whose body matches the text is deleted.  The text is treated as if it
       was a file name; if it begins with a slash, the entire field body  must  match  the  text,
       otherwise  just the last path name component of the field body must match.  If the -number
       switch is used in conjunction with the -delete switch, header field num whose name matches
       the  component is deleted.  The number matches that which is produced by the -list switch.
       The special value all can be used for the number, and causes all components that match the
       name to be deleted.

       By  default,  anno changes the last-accessed and last-modified times on annotated messages
       to the time of the annotation.  anno preserves the original times if the -preserve  switch
       is  used.   A  matching  -nopreserve  switch allows time preservation to be turned off, if
       enabled in the profile.


       $HOME/.mh_profile   The user's profile.


       Path:               To determine the user's nmh directory.
       Current-Folder:     To find the default current folder.


       dist(1), forw(1), repl(1)


       +folder             The current folder.
       msgs                The current message.


       If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.  The first message annotated will
       become the current message.