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MHLIST(1)						      General Commands Manual							 MHLIST(1)

NAME
mhlist - list information about MIME messages SYNOPSIS
mhlist [+folder] [msgs] [-file file] [-part number]... [-type content]... [-headers] [-noheaders] [-realsize] [-norealsize] [-rcache policy] [-wcache policy] [-check] [-nocheck] [-verbose] [-noverbose] [-version] [-help] DESCRIPTION
The mhlist command allows you to list information (essentially a table of contents) about the various parts of a collection of MIME (multi- media) messages. mhlist manipulates MIME (multi-media messages) as specified in RFC-2045 thru RFC-2049. The `-headers' switch indicates that a one-line banner should be displayed above the listing. The `-realsize' switch tells mhlist to evaluate the "native" (decoded) format of each content prior to listing. This provides an accurate count at the expense of a small delay. If the `-verbose' switch is present, then the listing will show any "extra" information that is present in the message, such as comments in the Content-Type header. The option `-file file' directs mhlist to use the specified file as the source message, rather than a message from a folder. If you spec- ify this file as "-", then mhlist will accept the source message on the standard input. Note that the file, or input from standard input should be a validly formatted message, just like any other nmh message. It should NOT be in mail drop format (to convert a file in mail drop format to a folder of nmh messages, see inc (1)). By default, mhlist will list information about the entire message (all of its parts). By using the `-part' and `-type' switches, you may limit the scope of this command to particular subparts (of a multipart content) and/or particular content types. A part specification consists of a series of numbers separated by dots. For example, in a multipart content containing three parts, these would be named as 1, 2, and 3, respectively. If part 2 was also a multipart content containing two parts, these would be named as 2.1 and 2.2, respectively. Note that the `-part' switch is effective for only messages containing a multipart content. If a message has some other kind of content, or if the part is itself another multipart content, the `-part' switch will not prevent the content from being acted upon. A content specification consists of a content type and a subtype. The initial list of "standard" content types and subtypes can be found in RFC-2046. A list of commonly used contents is briefly reproduced here: Type Subtypes ---- -------- text plain, enriched multipart mixed, alternative, digest, parallel message rfc822, partial, external-body application octet-stream, postscript image jpeg, gif, png audio basic video mpeg A legal MIME message must contain a subtype specification. To specify a content, regardless of its subtype, just use the name of the content, e.g., "audio". To specify a specific subtype, separate the two with a slash, e.g., "audio/basic". Note that regardless of the values given to the `-type' switch, a multipart content (of any subtype listed above) is always acted upon. Further note that if the `-type' switch is used, and it is desirable to act on a mes- sage/external-body content, then the `-type' switch must be used twice: once for message/external-body and once for the content externally referenced. The `-check' switch tells mhlist to check each content for an integrity checksum. If a content has such a checksum (specified as a Con- tent-MD5 header field), then mhlist will attempt to verify the integrity of the content. ^$HOME/.mh_profile~^The user profile ^Path:~^To determine the user's nmh directory ^Current-Folder:~^To find the default current folder mhbuild(1), mhshow(1), mhstore(1), sendfiles(1) RFC-2045: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies, RFC-2046: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types, RFC-2047: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Three: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text, RFC-2048: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Four: Registration Procedures, RFC-2049: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Five: Conformance Criteria and Examples. `+folder' defaults to the current folder `msgs' defaults to cur `-nocheck' `-headers' `-realsize' `-rcache ask' `-wcache ask' `-noverbose' If a folder is given, it will become the current folder. The last message selected will become the current message. [nmh-1.0.4] MH.6.8 MHLIST(1)

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