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       anno - annotate messages


       anno [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-inplace | -noinplace] [-date | -nodate]
            [-draft] [-append] [-list] [-delete] [-number [num|all]] [-preserve | -nopreserve]
            [-version] [-help] [-text body]


       Anno  manipulates  header  fields  or annotations in messages.  Header fields consist of a
       field name and an optional field body as defined  by  RFC  2822.   The  -component  option
       specifies the field name, and the -text option specifies the field body.

       The  messages  are  either  the msgs in the named folder, or the draft if invoked with the
       -draft option.

       Usually, annotation is performed by the commands dist, forw, and repl, if they  are  given
       the  -anno  switch.  This allows you to keep track of your distribution of, forwarding of,
       and replies to a message.

       By using anno, you can perform arbitrary annotations of your own.  Each  message  selected
       will be annotated with the lines

           field: date
           field: body

       The -nodate switch inhibits the date annotation, leaving only the body annotation.

       By  default,  anno  prepends  the  annotations  to  the  message.  Annotations are instead
       appended if the -append option is specified.

       If a -component field is not specified when anno is invoked, anno will prompt the user for
       the name of field for the annotation.

       The field specified must be a valid RFC 2822-style message field name, which means that it
       may only consist of alphanumerics and dashes.  The body specified is arbitrary text.

       Normally anno does the annotation inplace in order to preserve any links to  the  message.
       You may change this by using the -noinplace switch.

       The  -list  option  produces  a  listing  of the field bodies for header fields with names
       matching the specified component, one per line.  The listing is numbered, starting  at  1,
       if  the  -number  option is also used.  A tab character separates the number and the field
       body.  The field body is treated as if it is a file name, and only  the  final  path  name
       component  is  listed.  The complete field body is listed if the -text option is used, the
       contents of the text are ignored.

       The -delete option removes header fields from messages.  The first header field whose name
       matches  the  component is deleted if no other options are specified.  If the -text option
       is used in conjunction with the -delete option, the first header field whose name  matches
       the  component  and  whose body matches the text is deleted.  The text is treated as if it
       was a file name; if it begins with a slash, the entire field body  must  match  the  text,
       otherwise  just the last path name component of the field body must match.  If the -number
       option is used in conjuction with the -delete option, header field num whose name  matches
       the  component is deleted.  The number matches that which is produced by the -list option.
       The special value all can be used for the number, and causes all components that match the
       name to be deleted.

       By default, anno changes the last-accessed and last-modified times on annotate messages to
       the time at which the annotation  occurs.   Anno  preserves  the  original  times  if  the
       -preserve  option  is  used.   A  matching  -nopreserve  option  exists  that  allows time
       preservation to be turned off if enabled in the profile.


       $HOME/.mh_profile   The user's profile.


       Path:               To determine the user's nmh directory.
       Current-Folder:     To find the default current folder.


       dist(1), forw(1), repl(1)


       +folder             The current folder.
       msgs                The current message.


       If a folder is given, it will become the current folder.  The first message annotated will
       become the current message.