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NAME

       incm - Incorporating new mails for Mew

SYNOPSIS

       incm [options]

DESCRIPTION

       The  incm  utility  incorporates  new  mails  from  the mbox or the maildir to Mew's inbox
       folder.

       The options are as follows:

       -a      Retrieve all mails from maildir/{cur,new} for maildir.

       -b      Backup mails.  mbox: No truncate mbox file.  maildir: To maildir/cur directory.

       -c      Use the Content-Length: field, instead of the "From " line, as  a  mail  separator
               for mbox.

       -d path Path to mbox/maildir.  If path is a file, mbox is assumed. If path is a directory,
               maildir is assumed.

       -m path The same as the -d option.

       -s      Read one mail from stdin instead of mbox/maildir.

       -i inboxdir
               A path to the inbox directory.

       -u      Don't touch ".mew-mtime".

       -f      Preserve Unix From (Envelope Sender) line in mbox case.

       -p mode Specify file mode that creates in mbox case.

       -o      Use the suffix when creating messages.

       -x suffix
               Use this suffix.

       -h      Display this help message.

       -v      Display the version.

   mbox
       For mbox, the mail separator is "From " in the beginning of lines.  The incm utility  does
       not  convert  ">From  "  to  "From  "  in the beginning of lines in the body.  On Solaris,
       Content-Length: should be used with the -c option to tell the end of mail.

       To lock mbox, a lock file("<user>.lock"), flock() or lockf(), and open(O_EXLOCK) are used.

   maildir
       For maildir, no lock and no separator are necessary.

       Consider the following situation:
               cur/{1,2}
               new/{3,4}

       Executing incm without the options results in:
               cur/{1,2}
               new/{}
               to inbox: {3,4}

       Executing incm with the -a option results in:
               cur/{}
               new/{}
               to inbox: {1,2,3,4}

       Executing incm with the -b option results in:
               cur/{1,2,3,4}
               new/{}
               to inbox: {3,4}

       Executing incm with the -a option and the -b option results in:
               cur/{1,2,3,4}
               new/{}
               to inbox: {1,2,3,4}
       So, if both options are specified, messages are retrieved multiple times.

                                        December 25, 2001                                 INCM(1)