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       install-mh - initialize the nmh environment


       /usr/lib/mh/install-mh [-auto] [-check] [-version] [-help]


       Install-mh  is  the  nmh  program  to  create  the  initial setup for a
       first-time nmh user.  Install-mh lives in  two  places  for  historical

       The  -auto  option  does  things as automatically as possible and makes
       install-mh less chatty.

       The user is asked for the name of the directory that will be designated
       as  the  user's  nmh  directory.  If this directory does not exist, the
       user is asked if it should be created.  Normally, this directory should
       be  under  the  user's  home  directory,  and  has  the default name of
       ``Mail''.  Install-mh writes an initial .mh_profile for the user.

       As with all nmh commands, install-mh first checks for the existence  of
       the  $MH environment variable since that gives the profile path if set.
       If it isn't  set,  the  $HOME  environment  variable  is  consulted  to
       determine  the  user's  home  directory.  If $HOME is not set, then the
       /etc/passwd file is consulted.

       When creating the users initial .mh_profile, install-mh will check  for
       the  existence of a global profile /etc/nmh/mh.profile.  If found, this
       will be used to initialize the new .mh_profile.

       The -check option can be used to check whether  or  not  nmh  has  been
       installed.   This can be used by other programs to determine whether or
       not nmh has been installed without their having to know  the  internals
       of nmh.


       $HOME/.mh_profile   The user's profile.
       /etc/nmh/mh.profile Used to initialize user's profile.


       Path:               To set the user's nmh directory.


       With -auto, the current folder is changed to “inbox”.


       If  you  only  ran install-mh to try out nmh briefly, you might like to
       remove the configuration files it creates. (This is not  obligatory  --
       install-mh  creates  only  a  few small files so simply leaving them in
       place will not cause problems.)

       Most nmh configuration information lives in the user's  nmh  directory;
       you can print its name by running

       mhpath +

       Basically  all plain files in the nmh directory are configuration files
       and can be removed.

       Attention: The nmh directory holds not just  configuration  files!  Its
       subdirectories contain all the emails you have written or received with
       nmh.  Don't delete the nmh directory without  carefully  checking  that
       there are no mail files that you might want later!

       The  only  configuration  file  that lives outside the nmh directory is
       your profile file. You can print its name by running

       echo ${MH:-$HOME/.mh-profile}

       If you aren't using nmh any more you can delete this file, too.