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NAME

       comp - compose a message

SYNOPSIS

       comp [+folder] [msgs] [-form formfile] [-use | -nouse] [-editor editor] [-whatnowproc
            program] [-Version] [-help]

DESCRIPTION

       Comp is used to create a new message to be mailed.  It copies a message form to the  draft
       being  composed and then invokes an editor on the draft (unless the -editor switch with an
       empty string argument is given, in which case the initial edit is suppressed).

       The default message form contains the following elements:

            To:
            Cc:
            Fcc: +sent
            Subject:
            --------

       If a file named `components' exists in the user's mmh directory, it will be  used  instead
       of this form.  You may specify an alternate forms file with the switch -form formfile.

       You  may  also  start  comp using the contents of an existing message as the form.  If you
       supply a +folder or msg argument, that message will be used as the message form.  You  may
       not  supply  both a -form formfile and a +folder or msg argument.  The line of dashes or a
       blank line must be left between the header and the body of the message for the message  to
       be identified properly when it is sent (see send(1)).

       The  switch -use directs comp to continue editing an already started message.  That is, if
       a comp (or dist, repl, or forw) is terminated without sending the draft, the draft can  be
       edited  again  via `comp -use'.  If -use is given, msg is located within the draft folder.
       A +folder argument is not allowed together with -use.

       If the draft already exists, comp will ask you as to the  disposition  of  the  draft.   A
       reply of quit will abort comp, leaving the draft intact; replace will replace the existing
       draft with the appropriate form; list will display the draft; use will use the  draft  for
       further  composition; and refile +folder will file the draft in the given folder, and give
       you a new draft with the appropriate form.  (The +folder argument to refile is required.)

       Consult the mh-draft(7) man page for more information.

       The -editor editor switch indicates the editor to use for the initial edit.  Upon  exiting
       from the editor, comp will invoke the whatnow program.  See whatnow(1) for a discussion of
       available options.

FILES

       /etc/mmh/components        The standard message skeleton
       or $HOME/.mmh/components   Rather than the standard skeleton
       $HOME/.mmh/profile         The user profile
       +drafts                    The draft folder

PROFILE COMPONENTS

       Path:                To determine the user's mail storage
       Draft-Folder:        To set the default draft folder
       Editor:              To override the default editor
       Msg-Protect:         To set mode when creating a new message (draft)
       whatnowproc:         Program to ask the `What now?' questions

SEE ALSO

       dist(1), forw(1), repl(1), send(1), whatnow(1), mh-profile(5)

DEFAULTS

       `+folder' defaults to the current folder
       `msg' defaults to the current message
       `-nouse'

CONTEXT

       None