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MMSG(7)		   FreeBSD Miscellaneous Information Manual	       MMSG(7)

     mmsg -- mblaze message argument syntax

     This document outlines the	message	syntax used by many of the utilities
     in	the mblaze(7) message system.

     In	general, you can always	specify	a filename as a	message, if it con-
     tains a `/' character.  (Use `./' to prefix messages in the current
     directory.)  You can also specify a maildir folder, which will be ex-
     panded to all messages in the cur/	directory.

     Ranges have the format `start:stop', where	start and stop are one-based
     indexes into the sequence.	 Negative numbers count	from the end.  If
     start is the empty	string,	1 will be used instead.	 If stop is the	empty
     string, -1	will be	used instead.  Thus, `:' represents the	whole se-
     quence.  If the range does	not contain a `:', it is considered to be a
     single message, equivalent	to the range `start:start' of size one.	 The
     special notation `start:+n', selects start	and the	next n messages.

     If	the sequence is	threaded, the following	syntax may be used: `msg='
     refers to the whole thread	that contains msg.  `msg^' refers to the par-
     ent of the	message	msg and	may be repeated	to refer to grandparents.
     `msg_' refers to the subthread headed by msg (i.e.	all messages below
     msg, with more indentation).

     The following special shortcuts may be used:

     `-'   refers to the message read directly from the	standard input.

     `.'   refers to the current message.  Additionally, the syntax `.+N' and
	   `.-N' can be	used to	refer to messages relative to the current mes-

     `+'   refers to the next message (like `.+1')

     `.-'  refers to the previous message (like	`.-1')

     `$'   refers to the last message (like `-1')

     `^'   refers to the current parent	message	(like `.^')

     `='   refers to the current thread	(like `.=')

     `_'   refers to the current subthread (like `._')


     Leah Neukirchen <>

FreeBSD	13.0			 July 3, 2020			  FreeBSD 13.0


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