Lists all folders and messages in mail directory.
folders [ +Folder ] [ Message ] [ -all ] [ -pack | -nopack ] [ -fast | -nofast ] [ -recurse | -norecurse ] [ -print | -noprint ] [ -header | -noheader ] [ -total | -nototal ] [ -push | -pop ] [ -list | -nolist ]
The folders command lists all folders and messages in your mail directory. This command is equivalent to the folder command specified with the -all flag.
|-all||Displays a line of information about each folder in your mail directory.|
|-fast||Displays only the names of the folders.|
|+Folder||Specifies the folder information to display.|
|-header||Displays column headings for the folder information. This flag is the default.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.|
|-list||Displays the current folder followed by the contents of the folder stack.|
|Message|| Sets the specified message as the current message. Unless you specify the +Folder flag, the command sets the specified message for the current folder. Use the following references to specify a message:
|-nofast||Displays information about each folder. This flag is the default.|
|-noheader||Suppresses column headings for the folder information.|
|-nolist||Suppresses the display of the folder-stack contents. This flag is the default.|
|-nopack||Prevents renumbering of the messages in the folder. This flag is the default.|
|-noprint||Prevents display of folder information. If the -push, -pop, or -list flag is specified, the -noprint flag is the default.|
|-norecurse||Displays information about the folders in your mail directory. Information about subfolders is not displayed. This flag is the default.|
|-nototal||Prevents display all messages and folders in your mail directory structure.|
|-pack||Renumbers the messages in the folders. Renumbering eliminates gaps in message numbering after messages have been deleted.|
|-pop||Removes the folder from the top of the folder stack and makes it the current folder.|
|Displays the number of messages in each folder, the current message for each folder, and the current folder. If the -push, -pop, or -list flag is specified, the -noprint flag is the default; otherwise, the -print flag is the default.|
|-push||Moves the current folder to the top of the folder stack and sets the specified folder as the current folder. If no folder is specified, the -push flag swaps the current folder for the folder on top of the folder stack.|
|-recurse||Displays information about all folders and subfolders in your mail directory structure.|
|-total||Displays all messages and folders in your mail directory structure. The -total flag does not display information for subfolders unless you specify the -recurse flag. The -total flag is the default.|
The following entries are entered in the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile file:
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Folder-Protect:||Sets the protection level for the new folder directories.|
|Folder-Stack:||Specifies the folder stack.|
|lsproc:||Specifies the program used to list the contents of a folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the user's MH directory.|
foldersThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
Folder # of messages (range); cur msg (other files) inbox+ has 80 messages (1-82); cur= 7; (others). test has 5 messages (1-6); cur= 5; (others). Total= 85 messages in 2 folders.In this example, there are 2 folders containing a total of 85 messages. The current folder is inbox, indicated by the + (plus sign) following it.
folders -fastThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
folders -packThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
inbox+ has 80 messages (1-80); cur= 7; (others). test has 5 messages (1-5); cur= 5; (others).In this example, the messages in the inbox folder and in the test folder have been renumbered to eliminate gaps in message numbering after messages were deleted.
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/usr/bin/folders||Contains the folders command.|
The folder command, mhpath command, packf command, refile command.
The mh_alias file format, mh_profile file format.
Mail Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.
Peek, Jerry. MH and xmh: E-mail for Users and Programmers. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1992.