scan Reference Guide

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scan: produce a summary of each message

+folder (default: current folder)
Folder name
msgs (default: all)
Message(s) to list
-clear (default)
Clear screen or print form feed
Don't clear screen or print form feed
-form formatfile, more...
Format file for message display
-format string
Format string for message display
Print one-line heading above listing
-noheader (default)
Don't print heading
-width columns (default: terminal width)
Output width
Scan from highest to lowest message number
-noreverse (default)
Scan from lowest to highest message number
-file file
UNIX relative or absolute pathname of mailbox-format file to scan

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Last change $Date: 1996/06/06 15:12:54 $

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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