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       burst - explode digests into messages


       burst [+folder] [msgs] [-verbose | -noverbose] [-Version] [-help]


       Burst  considers  the  specified  messages in the named folder to be Internet digests, and
       explodes them in that folder.

       The messages contained within the digest are placed at the end of the folder.  The  digest
       is preserved.  No other messages are tampered with in any way.

       The  -verbose  switch directs burst to tell the user the general actions that it is taking
       to explode the digest.

       It turns out that burst works equally well on forwarded messages  and  blind-carbon-copies
       as on Internet digests, provided that they use RFC 934 message encapsulation.

       To extract messages encapsulated with MIME, use mhstore(1).


       $HOME/.mmh/profile         The user profile


       Path:                To determine the user's mail storage
       Current-Folder:      To find the default current folder
       Msg-Protect:         To set mode when creating a new message


       mhstore(1), Proposed Standard for Message Encapsulation (RFC-934)


       `+folder' defaults to the current folder
       `msgs' defaults to the current message


       If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.  The first message extracted from
       the first digest burst becomes the current message.


       The burst program enforces a limit on the number of messages which may  be  burst  from  a
       single  message.  This number is on the order of 1000 messages.  There is usually no limit
       on the number of messages which may reside in the folder after the bursting.

       Although burst uses a sophisticated algorithm to determine where one encapsulated  message
       ends and another begins, not all digestifying programs use an encapsulation algorithm.  In
       degenerate cases,  this  usually  results  in  burst  finding  an  encapsulation  boundary
       prematurely  and splitting a single encapsulated message into two or more messages.  These
       erroneous digestifying programs should be fixed.

       Any text which appears after the last encapsulated message is not  placed  in  a  separate
       message  by  burst.   In the case of digestified messages, this text is usually an `End of
       digest' string.