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       frm,nfrm	 -  list  from	and subject of selected	messages in mailbox or

       frm [-hMnQqStv] [-s status] [folder | username] ...
       nfrm [-hnQqStv] [-s status] [folder | username] ...

       Frm outputs one line per	message	of the form:

       from [subject]

       where from is the name of the person the	message	is from,  and  subject
       is the subject of the message, if present.  If the message is from you,
       the from	portion	will read ``To user'', where `user' is	the  user  the
       message	was sent to.  This happens when	you receive a copy of a	letter
       you sent.

       If a folder is specified, the program reads that	folder rather than the
       default	mailbox.  If the argument is a username	then frm looks in that
       user's mailbox, provided	you have permission to read it.

       A folder	can be specified with the same notation	as when	 invoking  the
       Elm mailer (e.g., =folder).

       Frm invoked as nfrm is identical	to invoking ``frm -s new''.

       The frm program has the following options:

       -h     Print a brief help message summarizing the options.

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

       -n     Number the messages using	the same numbering  scheme  that,  for
	      example, readmsg will understand.

       -Q     Very quiet mode.	Only error messages are	produced.  This	option
	      is useful	in shell scripts, where	only the success or failure of
	      the program is important,	and output is not desired.

       -q     Quiet  mode.  Output only	a one-line summary for each mailbox or
	      folder specified.

       -S     Summarize	the number of messages by message status in each mail-
	      box  or  folder.	 If  you want just a summary line, use this in
	      conjunction with the -q option.

       -s status
	      Only display headers from	messages with the given	status.	 `sta-
	      tus'  is	one  of	 "new",	"unread", "old"	(same as "unread"), or
	      "read".  The -s option can be specified multiple times to	 print
	      header  information  from, for example, only new and unread mes-
	      sages.  It is sufficient to specify only the first letter	of the

       -t     Tidy mode. If the	from field is long enough to displace the sub-
	      ject field from its natural start	column,	move the subject  down
	      onto the next line.

       -v     Verbose  mode.   Print  a	 descriptive header before listing the
	      contents of each mailbox or folder.

       Frm returns a zero status ("true") if messages  matching	 `status'  are
       present.	  Frm  returns 1 if no messages	matching `status' are present,
       but there are some messages, returns 2 if there are no messages at all,
       or  returns  3  if an error occurred.  If multiple mailboxes or folders
       are specified, the exit status only applies to the last	one  examined.
       This can	be used	in scripts to determine	what kind of mail a user has.

       Some example uses:

	    $ frm

       will  display header information	from all the messages in your mailbox,
       or ``You	have no	mail.''	if there are  no  messages  in	your  incoming

	    $ frm -s new

       will  display header information	from all new messages in your mailbox,
       or ``You	have no	new mail.''  Note the slightly different diagnostic.

	    $ frm -s new -s unread guest

       assuming	you have the proper file permissions  to  read	guest's	 mail,
       will  print  out	header information from	all new	and unread messages in
       guest's incoming	mailbox.  If there are no  messages,  frm  will	 print
       ``guest has no mail.''

	    $ frm -q -S

       will  print  only a one line summary of how many	read, unread, and read
       messages	are in your incoming mailbox.  For example, ``You have	2  new
       messages, 3 unread messages, 23 read messages.''

       Elm Development Group

       readmsg(1L), elm(1L), mail(1), mailx(1)

       Bill Pemberton

       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			       FRM(1L)


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