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NAME
       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

SYNOPSIS
       mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file]	[-m type] [-f file]

       mutt  [-Enx] [-e	cmd] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr]
       [-c addr] [-a file [...]	--] addr|mailto_url [...]

       mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c  addr]  [-a  file
       [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...]	< message

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -A alias

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -Q query

       mutt -v[v]

       mutt -D

DESCRIPTION
       Mutt  is	 a  small but very powerful text based program for reading and
       sending electronic mail under unix operating systems, including support
       for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode.

       Note:  This  manual  page gives a brief overview	of mutt's command line
       options.	You should  find  a  copy  of  the  full  manual  in  /usr/lo-
       cal/share/doc/mutt, in text, HTML, and/or PDF format.

OPTIONS
       -A alias
	      An expanded version of the given alias is	passed to stdout.

       -a file [...]
	      Attach a file to your message using MIME.	 When attaching	single
	      or multiple files, separating filenames and recipient  addresses
	      with  "--" is mandatory, e.g. mutt -a image.jpg -- addr1 or mutt
	      -a img.jpg *.png -- addr1	addr2.	The -a option must  be	placed
	      at the end of command line options.

       -b address
	      Specify a	blind-carbon-copy (BCC)	recipient

       -c address
	      Specify a	carbon-copy (CC) recipient

       -d level
	      If  mutt	was  compiled  with  +DEBUG  log  debugging  output to
	      ~/.muttdebug0.  Level can	range from 1-5 and effects  verbosity.
	      A	value of 2 is recommended.

       -D     Print the	value of all configuration options to stdout.

       -E     Causes  the draft	file specified by -H or	include	file specified
	      by -i to be edited during	message	composition.

       -e command
	      Specify a	configuration command to be run	 after	processing  of
	      initialization files.

       -f mailbox
	      Specify which mailbox to load.

       -F muttrc
	      Specify an initialization	file to	read instead of	~/.muttrc

       -h     Display help.

       -H draft
	      Specify  a  draft	 file which contains header and	body to	use to
	      send a message.

       -i include
	      Specify a	file to	include	into the body of a message.

       -m type
	      specify a	default	mailbox	type for newly created folders.

       -n     Causes Mutt to bypass the	system configuration file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.

       -Q query
	      Query a configuration variables value.  The  query  is  executed
	      after all	configuration files have been parsed, and any commands
	      given on the command line	have been executed.

       -R     Open a mailbox in	read-only mode.

       -s subject
	      Specify the subject of the message.

       -v     Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.

       -vv    Display license and copyright information.

       -x     Emulate the mailx	compose	mode.

       -y     Start Mutt with a	listing	of  all	 mailboxes  specified  by  the
	      mailboxes	command.

       -z     When used	with -f, causes	Mutt not to start if there are no mes-
	      sages in the mailbox.

       -Z     Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes
	      command which contains new mail.

       --     Treat  remaining	arguments  as  addr  even if they start	with a
	      dash.  See also "-a" above.

ENVIRONMENT
       EDITOR Specifies	the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail	address.

       HOME   Full path	of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path	of the user's spool mailbox.

       MAILDIR
	      Full path	of the user's spool mailbox if MAIL  is	 unset.	  Com-
	      monly used when the spool	mailbox	is a maildir (5) folder.

       MAILCAPS
	      Path to search for mailcap files.

       MM_NOASK
	      If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompt-
	      ing first.

       PGPPATH
	      Directory	in which the user's PGP	public keyring can  be	found.
	      When  used  with the original PGP	program, mutt and mutt_pgpring
	      (1) rely on this being set.

       TMPDIR Directory	in which temporary files are created.

       REPLYTO
	      Default Reply-To address.

       VISUAL Specifies	the editor to use when composing messages.

FILES
       ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
	      User configuration file.

       /usr/local/etc/Muttrc
	      System-wide configuration	file.

       /tmp/muttXXXXXX
	      Temporary	files created by Mutt.

       ~/.mailcap
	      User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

       /usr/local/etc/mailcap
	      System definition	for handling non-text MIME types.

       ~/.mime.types
	      User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

       /usr/local/etc/mime.types
	      System mapping between MIME types	and file extensions.

       /usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock
	      The privileged dotlocking	program.

       /usr/local/share/doc/mutt/manual.txt
	      The Mutt manual.

BUGS
       None.  Mutts have fleas,	not bugs.

FLEAS
       Suspend/resume while editing a file with	an external  editor  does  not
       work  under  SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib	in /usr/5lib.  It does
       work with the S-Lang library, however.

       Resizing	the screen while using an external pager  causes  Mutt	to  go
       haywire on some systems.

       Suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The help	line for the index menu	is not updated if you change the bind-
       ings for	one of the functions listed while Mutt is running.

       For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas,	please visit the  mutt
       project's bug tracking system under https://gitlab.com/muttmua/mutt/is-
       sues.

NO WARRANTIES
       This program is distributed in the hope that it	will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT	ANY  WARRANTY;	without	 even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR	PURPOSE.  See the GNU  General
       Public License for more details.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1), muttrc(5),
       ncurses(3), sendmail(1),	smail(1).

       Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

       The Mutt	manual

AUTHOR
       Michael Elkins, and others.  Use	<mutt-dev@mutt.org> to contact the de-
       velopers.

Unix				 January 2019			       mutt(1)

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