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ELM(1L)								       ELM(1L)

NAME
       elm - an	interactive mail system

SYNOPSIS
       elm [ -achkKMmrtwz ] [ -f alternate-folder ] [ -d debug-level ]
       elm [ -s	subject	] list of aliases or addresses

DESCRIPTION
       Elm  is	an  interactive	screen-oriented	mailer program that supersedes
       mail and	mailx.

       There are three main ways to use	the elm	mailer.	 One way  to  use  the
       mailer  is  to specify a	list of	addresses on the command line when the
       mailer is invoked.  This	will allow sending of a	single message to  the
       specified  recipients with all the options usually available in the elm
       system itself. For example, the command

	    elm	-s testing joe

       would initiate the sending of a message to the alias joe	with the  sub-
       ject  "testing"	indicated  and would put you into an editor for	you to
       enter the text of the message.  If the subject flag and	argument  were
       not present, you	would be prompted for a	message	subject.

       The second way, used most commonly when transmitting files and such, is
       to specify the subject of the message and the recipients	using the com-
       mand line and redirect a	file as	standard input.	 For example, the com-
       mand

	    elm	-s testing joe < test.c

       would mail a copy of the	file test.c to alias  joe,  with  the  subject
       "testing" indicated.  The subject flag and argument are optional.

       The third way, elm is invoked with neither subject nor addresses	speci-
       fied on the command line	and without standard  input  redirected.   You
       can  then  read	any  messages  in  your	incoming mailbox (or specified
       folder),	reply to messages in the mailbox, mail messages, etc.

       Options are:

	 -a	 Arrow - force the arrow cursor	(instead of the	inverse	bar)

	 -c	 Checkalias - expand the following aliases and return.

	 -d level
		 Debug - set specified debug level - Output to	"$HOME/ELM:de-
		 bug.info"

	 -f alternative-folder
		 Folder	 -  read  folder  (specified) rather than the incoming
		 mailbox.

	 -h	 Help -	give a list of starting	options.

	 -i file Include - include prepared file in edit buffer	for sending.

	 -?	 Synonymous with the "-h" option.

	 -k	 Keypad	- force	knowledge of HP	terminal  keyboard,  to	 allow
		 the use of the	NEXT, PREV and HOME/SHIFT-HOME keys.

	 -K	 Keypad	 +  softkeys  -	enable use of softkeys on HP terminals
		 only.

	 -M	 Magic mode - treat all	folders	as  if	they  were  the	 spool
		 folder	(lock, update Status: headers, etc.).

	 -m	 Menu off - Use	the extra lines	for more message headers.

	 -r elmrc
		 Rcfile	- use file specified rather than the default elmrc.

	 -s subj Subject - specify subject for message to mail.

	 -t	 tite -	turn off usage of the termcap/terminfo ti/te sequence.

	 -v	 Version - print version and configuration information.

	 -z	 Zero -	don't enter Elm	if no mail is pending.

AUTHOR
       Elm Development Group

SEE ALSO
       The  Elm	documentation package, including: The Elm Users	Guide, The Elm
       Reference Guide,	The Elm	Alias System Users Guide, The Elm  Forms  Mode
       Guide, The Elm Filter Guide, The	Elm Configuration Guide

       checkalias(1L),	 frm(1L),   mail(1),  mailx(1),	 newalias(1L),	print-
       mail(1L), readmsg(1L)

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       REPLYTO	      Default replyto address.
       TERM	      The user's terminal type.
       LOGNAME	      User login name.
       USER	      Altername	user login name.
       HOME	      The user's home directory.
       MAIL	      Location of mail file.
       LINES		   Number of row on the	screen.
       COLUMNS		   Number of columns on	the screen.
       SHELL		   The user's shell of choice.
       PAGER		   Command to use for displaying multiple
			   page	mails.	Defaults to "builtin+".
       TMPDIR		   Directory to	place temporary	files.
       EDITOR		   Editor to use.
       NOMETAMAIL	   If set, do not use metamail.

FILES
       /usr/local/lib/elm-help.*	 help files
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.text	 system	alias source
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.dir	 system	alias dbz directory table
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.pag	 system	alias dbz hash table
       /usr/local/lib/aliases		 system	alias data table
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.hash	 system	alias hash table
       /usr/local/lib/aliases.data	 system	alias data table
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.text		 user alias source
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.dir		 user alias dbz	directory table
       $HOME/.elm/aliases.pag		 user alias dbz	hash table
       $HOME/.elm/aliases		 user alias data table
       $HOME/.elm/elmrc			 customized mailer parameters
       $HOME/.elm/elmheaders		 customized message headers
       /tmp/snd.$$			 outgoing mail edit buffer
       /tmp/mbox.logname	    temporary mailbox
       $HOME/ELM:debug.info		 Debug output if turned	on

DIAGNOSTICS
       Should know about keyboards/softkey terminals other than	HP.  (If  only
       termcap were that powerful!)

BUG REPORTS TO
       Bill Pemberton  flash@virginia.edu

COPYRIGHTS
       Copyright 1988-1995 by The USENET Community Trust
       Derived from Elm	2.0,  Copyright	1986, 1987 by Dave Taylor

USENET Community Trust		Elm Version 2.5			       ELM(1L)

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