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       b2m - convert old Emacs Rmail Babyl format to mbox format


       b2m < babyl-file > mbox-file


       b2m  accepts  Babyl  format mail (as used by older versions of Rmail in
       GNU Emacs) on standard  input,  and  converts  it  to  mbox  format  on
       standard  output.   Babyl was the storage format used by Rmail prior to
       Emacs 23.1.  Since then, it uses standard mbox format.  This program is
       distributed with GNU Emacs.


       The program accepts unambiguous abbreviations for long option names.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.

       -h, --help
              Display basic usage information.


       The  Babyl  format  is  described  in  the  file etc/BABYL in the Emacs
       distribution.  Rmail is documented in the GNU Emacs manual, which   you
       can  read  using Info, either from Emacs or as a standalone program.


       b2m  was originally written by Ed Wilkinson.  Francesco Potorti updated
       it according to the GNU coding standards.


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