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PACKF(1)		    General Commands Manual		      PACKF(1)

NAME
       packf - pack messages in	nmh folder into	a single file

SYNOPSIS
       packf [-help] [-version]	[+folder] [msgs] [-file	name] [-mbox] [-mmdf]

DESCRIPTION
       packf will pack copies of messages from a folder, into a	single file.

       If the -mbox switch is given (the default), then	the messages are sepa-
       rated using mbox	(uucp) style delimiters.  This is the format  used  by
       most mail clients (elm, mailx, etc.).

       If  the	-mmdf switch is	given, then the	messages are separated by mmdf
       style delimiters.  Each message	in  the	 file  is  separated  by  four
       CTRL-A's	and a newline.

       You may specify the name	of the file in which to	pack messages with the
       -file name switch.  If you do not specify the name of the file, it will
       default to "msgbox".

       If  the	given file name	points to an existing file, then the specified
       messages	will be	appended to the	end of the file,  otherwise  the  file
       will be created and the messages	appended.

       packf  makes an mbox-style delimiter by examining the first line	of the
       message.	 If the	first line is a	"Return-Path" field, its  address  and
       the  current  date and time are used.  Otherwise, if the	first line has
       an "X-Envelope-From" field, its contents	(which should  already	be  in
       the  correct format) are	used.  Otherwise, a dummy address and the cur-
       rent date and time are used.

       Messages	that are packed	by packf can be	unpacked using inc.

FILES
       $HOME/.mh_profile		    The	user profile

PROFILE	COMPONENTS
       Path:		    To determine the user's nmh	directory
       Current-Folder:	    To find the	default	current	folder
       Msg-Protect:	    To set mode	when creating a	new `file'

SEE ALSO
       inc(1),

DEFAULTS
       `+folder' defaults to the current folder
       `msgs' defaults to all
       `-mbox'
       `-file ./msgbox'

CONTEXT
       If a folder is given, it	will become the	 current  folder.   The	 first
       message packed will become the current message.

nmh-1.7.1			  1999-05-13			      PACKF(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FILES | PROFILE COMPONENTS | SEE ALSO | DEFAULTS | CONTEXT

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