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comp - compose a message
comp [+folder] [msgs] [-form formfile] [-use | -nouse] [-editor editor] [-whatnowproc program] [-Version] [-help]
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.
/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
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
`+folder' defaults to the current folder `msg' defaults to the current message `-nouse'