prompter Reference Guide

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prompter: prompting editor front-end

-erase character (default: system value)
Character that erases previous character
-kill character (default: system value)
Character that erases line
-prepend (default)
Insert new message text before existing message body
-noprepend, more...
Add new message text at end of message
-rapid, more...
Don't display message body
-norapid (default)
Display message body
Exit with dot at start of empty line or end-of-input
-nodoteof (default)
Only exit with end-of-input character (usually CTRL-D)
file (required)
Relative or absolute pathname of draft file

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Last change $Date: 1996/06/06 15:12:44 $

This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

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