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       anno - annotate messages


       anno [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-inplace | -noinplace] [-date
            | -nodate] [-draft] [-append] [-list] [-delete] [-number
            [num|all]] [-preserve | -nopreserve] [-version] [-help] [-text


       Anno manipulates header fields  or  annotations  in  messages.   Header
       fields consist of a field name and an optional field body as defined by
       RFC-2822.  The -component option specifies  the  field  name,  and  the
       -text option specifies the field body.

       The  messages  are either the msgs in the named folder, or the draft if
       invoked with the -draft option.

       Usually, annotation is performed by the commands dist, forw, and  repl,
       if  they  are given the -anno switch.  This allows you to keep track of
       your distribution of, forwarding of, and replies to a message.

       By using anno, you can perform arbitrary annotations of your own.  Each
       message selected will be annotated with the lines

           field: date
           field: body

       The  -nodate switch inhibits the date annotation, leaving only the body

       By default, anno prepends the annotations to the message.   Annotations
       are instead appended if the -append option is specified.

       If  a -component field is not specified when anno is invoked, anno will
       prompt the user for the name of field for the annotation.

       The field specified must be a  valid  2822-style  message  field  name,
       which  means  that it may only consist of alphanumerics and dashes, The
       body specified is arbitrary text.

       Normally anno does the annotation inplace  in  order  to  preserve  any
       links  to  the  message.   You  may change this by using the -noinplace

       The -list option produces a listing of  the  field  bodies  for  header
       fields  with names matching the specified component, one per line.  The
       listing is numbered, starting at 1, if the -number option is also used.
       A  tab  character  separates  the number and the field body.  The field
       body is treated as if it is a file name, and only the final  path  name
       component  is  listed.   The complete field body is listed if the -text
       option is used, the contents of the text are ignored.

       The -delete option removes header  fields  from  messages.   The  first
       header  field  whose  name matches the component is deleted if no other
       options are specified.  If the -text option is used in conjunction with
       the  -delete  option,  the  first  header  field whose name matches the
       component and whose body matches the text  is  deleted.   The  text  is
       treated as if it was a file name; if it begins with a slash, the entire
       field body must match the text,  otherwise  just  the  last  path  name
       component  of the field body must match.  If the -number option is used
       in conjuction with the -delete option,  header  field  num  whose  name
       matches  the  component  is  deleted.  The number matches that which is
       produced by the -list option.  The special value all can  be  used  for
       the  number,  and  causes  all  components  that  match  the name to be

       By default, anno changes the last-accessed and last-modified  times  on
       annotate  messages  to  the  time at which the annotation occurs.  Anno
       preserves the original times  if  the  -preserve  option  is  used.   A
       matching  -nopreserve option exists that allows time preservation to be
       turned off if enabled in the profile.


       $HOME/.mh_profile          The user profile


       Path:                To determine the user’s nmh directory
       Current-Folder:      To find the default current folder


       dist(1), forw(1), repl(1)


+folder’ defaults to the current folder
       ‘msgs’ defaults to cur


       If a folder is given, it will become the  current  folder.   The  first
       message annotated will become the current message.