Shows the previous message.
prev [ +Folder ] [ -header | -noheader ] [ -showproc CommandString | -noshowproc ]
The prev command displays the previous message in a folder. The prev command is similar to the show command with the prev value specified.
The prev command passes any flags that it does not recognize to the showproc program.
|+Folder||Specifies the folder that contains the message you want to show.|
|-header||Displays a one-line description of the message being shown. The description includes the folder name and the message number. This flag is the default.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.|
|-noheader||Prevents display of a one-line description of each message.|
|-noshowproc||Uses the /usr/bin/cat command to list the previous command.|
|-showproc CommandString||Uses the specified command string to perform the listing.|
The following entries are part of the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile file:
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the UserMhDirectory.|
|showproc:||Specifies the program used to show messages.|
prevThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
(Message schedule: 10)The text of the message is also displayed. In this example, message 10 in the current folder schedule is the previous message.
prev +meetingsThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
(Message inbox: 5)In this example, message 5 in the meetings folder is the previous message.
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/usr/bin/prev||Contains the prev command.|
The next command, show command.
The mh_alias file format, mh_profile file format.
Mail Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.
Peek, Jerry. MH and xmh: E-mail for Users and Programmers. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1992.