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mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent
mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]
mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-a file] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c addr]
mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p
Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading electronic mail under
unix operating systems, including support color terminals, MIME, and a threaded sorting
Attach a file to your message using MIME.
Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient
Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient
Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files.
Specify which mailbox to load.
Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc
-h Display help.
Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a message.
Specify a file to include into the body of a message.
specify a default mailbox type
-n Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.
-p Resume a postponed message.
-R Open a mailbox in read-only mode.
Specify the subject of the message.
-v Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.
-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 mail-
-Z Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes command which con-
tains new mail.
EDITOR Editor to invoke when composing a message.
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. 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 Editor to invoke when the ~v command is given in the builtin editor.
~/.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 handing 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 sys-
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 http://bugs.guug.de/. To report a bug, please use the flea(1) pro-
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), flea(1), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1), muttrc(5),
ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1)
Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/
The Mutt manual
The GNU General Public License.
Michael Elkins, and others. Use <email@example.com> to contact the developers.
Unix June 2001 mutt(1)