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       comp - compose a message


       comp [+folder] [msgs] [-form formfile] [-use | -nouse] [-file file] [-draftfolder +folder]
            [-draftmessage msg] [-nodraftfolder] [-editor editor] [-noedit] [-whatnowproc
            program] [-nowhatnowproc] [-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 -noedit is given, in  which
       case the initial edit is suppressed).

       The default message form contains the following elements:

            Fcc: +outbox

       If  a  file named “components” exists in the user's nmh 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  either  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”.

       The -file file switch says to use the named file as the message draft.

       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.)

       The -draftfolder +folder and -draftmessage  msg  switches  invoke  the  nmh  draft  folder
       facility.   This  is an advanced (and highly useful) feature.  Consult the mh-draft(5) 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.  The  invocation  of  this  program  can  be  inhibited  by  using  the
       -nowhatnowproc  switch.   (In  truth  of  fact, it is the whatnow program which starts the
       initial edit.  Hence, -nowhatnowproc will prevent any edit from occurring.)


       /etc/nmh/components        The standard message skeleton
       or <mh-dir>/components     Rather than the standard skeleton
       $HOME/.mh_profile          The user profile
       <mh-dir>/draft             The draft file


       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       Draft-Folder:        To find the default draft-folder
       Editor:              To override the default editor
       Msg-Protect:         To set mode when creating a new message (draft)
       fileproc:            Program to refile the message
       whatnowproc:         Program to ask the “What now?” questions


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


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




       If whatnowproc is whatnow, then comp uses a built-in whatnow, it does not actually run the
       whatnow  program.   Hence, if you define your own whatnowproc, don't call it whatnow since
       comp won't run it.