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       flist, flists - list the number of messages in given sequence(s)


       flist [+folder1 [+folder2 ...]]  [-sequence name1 [-sequence name2 ...]]  [-all | -noall]
            [-showzero | -noshowzero] [-recurse | -norecurse] [-fast | -nofast] [-alpha |
            -noalpha] [-version] [-help]

       flists is equivalent to flist -all


       Flist  is  used  to  search  a list of folders and display the number of messages in these
       folders that are in a given sequence  or  set  of  sequences  (for  example  the  “unseen”
       sequence).  This is especially useful if you use some mechanism such as slocal or procmail
       (typically in conjunction with rcvstore) to pre-sort  your  mail  into  different  folders
       before you view it.

       By  default,  the  command  flist will search the current folder for the given sequence or
       sequences (usually “unseen”).  If (possibly multiple) folders are specified on the command
       line  with  +folder, then all these folders are searched for the given sequence(s).  Flist
       will display for each folder searched, the number of messages in  each  of  the  specified
       sequences, and the total number of messages.

       The  option  -sequence  is  used to specify the name of a sequence in which to search for.
       This option may be used multiple times to specify multiple  sequences.   If  this  is  not
       given,  then  the  default  is  to  search for all the sequences specified by the “Unseen-
       Sequence” profile component. For more details about sequences, read the mh-sequence(5) man

       Typically, flist will produce a line for each sequence, for every folder that is searched,
       even those  which  do  not  contain  any  messages  in  the  given  sequence.   Specifying
       -noshowzero  will  cause  flist  to print only those folder/sequence combinations such the
       folder has a non-zero number of messages in the given specified sequence.

       If -recurse is given, then for each folder that is search,  flist  will  also  recursively
       descend into those folders to search subfolders for the given sequence.

       If  -fast  is  given,  only the names of the folders searched will be displayed, and flist
       will suppress all other output.  If this option is used in conjunction  with  -noshowzero,
       then flist will only print the names of those folders searched that contain messages in in
       at least one of the specified sequences.

   Multiple Folders
       If the option -all is given (and no folders are specified with +folder), then  flist  will
       search all the folders in the top level of the users nmh directory.  These folders are all
       preceded by the read-only folders, which occur as “atr-cur-” entries  in  the  user's  nmh

       An example of the output of flist -all is:

            /work/Mail  has  5 in sequence unseen (private); out of  46
            inbox+      has 10 in sequence unseen          ; out of 153
            junklist    has  0 in sequence unseen          ; out of  63
            postmaster  has  1 in sequence unseen          ; out of   3

       The “+” after inbox indicates that it is the current folder.

       The  “private” flag indicates that the given sequence for that folder is private.  See the
       mh-sequence(5) man page for details about private sequences.

       If the option -all and +folder are both specified, then flist will search this folder, and
       all  its  first level subfolders for the given sequence.  You may specify multiple folders
       in this way.

       If flist is invoked by a name ending with “s” (e.g.  flists),  then  the  switch  -all  is
       assumed by default.

       The  sorting  order  for the listing is alphabetical (with -alpha), or in a priority order
       defined by the “Flist-Order” profile entry (with -noalpha).   Each  item  in  the  “Flist-
       Order”  is  a  folder  name  or  a  folder  name pattern that uses * to match zero or more
       characters.  Longer matching patterns have precedence over shorter matching patterns.  For

            Flist-Order: personal petproject mh* * admin *junk

       This  order puts a few interesting folders first, such as those with mail addressed to you
       personally, those about a pet project, and  those  about  mh-related  things.   It  places
       uninteresting  folders  at  the  end,  and  it  puts  everything  else  in  the  middle in
       alphabetical order.


       $HOME/.mh_profile          The user profile


       Path:                To determine the user's nmh directory
       mh-sequences:        File that contains public sequences
       Unseen-Sequence:     The name of the unseen message sequence
       Flist-Order:         To sort folders by priority


       folder(1), rcvstore(1), slocal(1), mh-sequence(5)


       `-sequence' defaults to Unseen-Sequence profile entry


       If +folder is given, it will become the current folder.  If multiple  folders  are  given,
       the last one specified will become the current folder.