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       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent


       mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

       mutt  [-nx]  [-e cmd] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c addr] [-a file
       [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...]

       mutt [-nx] [-e cmd]  [-F  file]  [-s  subj]  [-b  addr]  [-c  addr]  [-a  file  [...]  --]
       addr|mailto_url [...]  < message

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -A alias

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -Q query

       mutt -v[v]

       mutt -D


       Mutt  is  a  small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic
       mail under unix operating systems, including support for color terminals,  MIME,  OpenPGP,
       and a threaded sorting mode.

       Note:  This  manual page gives a brief overview of mutt's command line options. You should
       find a copy of the full manual in /usr/share/doc, in text, HTML, and/or PDF format.


       -A alias
              An expanded version of the given alias is passed to stdout.

       -a file [...]
              Attach a file to your message using MIME.  When attaching single or multiple files,
              separating  filenames  and recipient addresses with "--" is mandatory, e.g. mutt -a
              image.jpg -- addr1 or mutt -a img.jpg *.png -- addr1 addr2.  The -a option must  be
              placed at the end of command line options.

       -b address
              Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

       -c address
              Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient

       -d level
              If  mutt was complied with +DEBUG log debugging output to ~/.muttdebug0.  Level can
              range from 1-5 and effects verbosity. A value of 2 is recommended.

       -D     Print the value of all configuration options to stdout.

       -e command
              Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files.

       -f mailbox
              Specify which mailbox to load.

       -F muttrc
              Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc

       -h     Display help.

       -H draft
              Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a message.

       -i include
              Specify a file to include into the body of a message.

       -m type
              specify a default mailbox type for newly created folders.

       -n     Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.

       -Q query
              Query  a  configuration  variables  value.   The  query  is  executed   after   all
              configuration  files  have  been parsed, and any commands given on the command line
              have been executed.

       -R     Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

       -s subject
              Specify the subject of the message.

       -v     Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.

       -vv    Display license and copyright information.

       -x     Emulate the mailx compose mode.

       -y     Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the mailboxes command.

       -z     When used with -f, causes Mutt not to  start  if  there  are  no  messages  in  the

       -Z     Causes  Mutt  to  open  the  first mailbox specified by the mailboxes command which
              contains new mail.

       --     Treat remaining arguments as addr even if they start with a dash.   See  also  "-a"


       EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail address.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

              Full  path  of  the  user's spool mailbox if MAIL is unset.  Commonly used when the
              spool mailbox is a maildir (5) folder.

              Path to search for mailcap files.

              If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompting first.

              Directory in which the user's PGP public keyring can be found.

       TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created.

              Default Reply-To address.

       VISUAL Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.


       ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
              User configuration file.

              System-wide configuration file.

              Temporary files created by Mutt.

              User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

              System definition for handling non-text MIME types.

              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

              System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

              The privileged dotlocking program.

              The Mutt manual.


       None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.


       Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not work under SunOS  4.x
       if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib.  It does work with the S-Lang library, however.

       Resizing  the  screen  while  using  an  external  pager causes Mutt to go haywire on some

       Suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bindings for one of  the
       functions listed while Mutt is running.

       For  a  more  up-to-date  list  of  bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt project's bug
       tracking system under


       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;
       without  even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.


       curses(3),  mailcap(5),  maildir(5),  mbox(5),  mutt_dotlock(1),  muttrc(5),   ncurses(3),
       sendmail(1), smail(1).

       Mutt Home Page:

       The Mutt manual


       Michael Elkins, and others.  Use <> to contact the developers.