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       whatnow - prompting front-end for sending messages


       whatnow [-editor editor] [-prompt string] [file] [-Version] [-help]


       Whatnow  is  the default program that queries the user about the disposition of a composed
       draft.  It is normally automatically invoked by one of the mmh commands comp, dist,  forw,
       or repl after the initial edit.

       When  started, the editor is started on the draft (unless the -editor switch with an empty
       string argument is given, in which case the initial edit is  suppressed).   Then,  whatnow
       repetitively  prompts  the  user  with  `What  now?'   and  awaits  a response.  The valid
       responses are:

            edit             re-edit using the same editor that was used on the  preceding  round
                             unless  a  profile  entry  `<lasteditor>-next:  <editor>'  names  an
                             alternate editor

            edit <editor>    invoke <editor> for further editing

            list             list the draft on the terminal

            display          list the message being distributed/replied-to on the terminal

            whom             list the recipients of the message

            send             send the message

            refile +folder   refile the draft into the given folder

            delete           delete the draft and exit

            quit             preserve the draft and exit

            cd directory     use the directory when interpreting attachment file names

            pwd              print the working directory for attachment files

            ls [ls-options]  list files in the attachment working directory using the ls command

            attach files     add the named files to the draft as MIME attachments

            alist            list the MIME attachments

            detach numbers   remove MIME attachments by number

       When entering your response, you need only type enough characters to uniquely identify the

       For the edit response, any valid switch to the editor is valid.

       For the send response, any valid switch to send(1) is valid.

       For the refile response, any valid switch to refile is valid.

       See  mh-profile(5)  for  further  information  about how editors are used by mmh.  It also
       discusses how environment variables can be used to direct  whatnow's  actions  in  complex

       If  the  initial  edit  fails,  no new draft is created, but any existing re-used draft is
       preserved.  Failures of later edits are ignored and another prompt is printed.

       The -prompt string switch sets the prompting string for whatnow.

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


       $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
       <lasteditor>-next:   To name an editor to be used after exit
                            from <lasteditor>
       listproc:            Program to list the contents of a message


       send(1), whatnow2(1)


       `-prompt' defaults to `What Now? '


       whatnow is deprecated an will be removed in  the  next  release.   Consider  switching  to