Produces a one line per message scan listing.
scan [ +Folder ] [ Messages ] [ -form FormFile | -format String ] [ -noheader | -header ] [ -clear | -noclear ] [ -help ]
The scan command displays a line of information about the messages in a specified folder. Each line gives the message number, date, sender, subject, and as much of the message body as possible. By default, the scan command displays information about all of the messages in the current folder.
If a + (plus sign) is displayed after the message number, the message is the current message in the folder. If a - (minus sign) is displayed, you have replied to the message. If an * (asterisk) is displayed after the date, the Date: field was not present and the displayed date is the last date the message was changed.
|-clear||Clears the display after sending output. The scan command uses the values of the $TERM environment variable to determine how to clear the display. If standard output is not a display, the scan command sends a form feed character after sending the output.|
|+Folder||Specifies which folder to scan. The default is the current folder.|
|-form FormFile||Displays the scan command output in the alternate format described by the FormFile variable.|
|-format String||Displays the scan command output in the alternate format described by the String variable.|
|-header||Displays a heading that lists the folder name and the current date and time.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.|
|Messages|| Displays information about each specified message in the specified folder. You can use the following references when specifying messages:
|-noclear||Prevents clearing of the terminal after sending output. This is the default.|
|-noheader||Prevents display of a heading. This is the default.|
|-width Number||Sets the number of columns in the scan command output. The default is the width of the display.|
The following entries are entered in the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile file:
|Alternate-Mailboxes:||Specifies the mailboxes.|
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the UserMhDirectory.|
scanThe system responds with a message similar to the following:
3 04/17 dale@athena Status meeting <<The weekly status meeting 5 04/20 tom@venus Due Dates <<Your project is due to 6 04/21 dawn@tech Writing Clas <<There will be a writing
scan +test 11-15The system responds with a message similar to the following:
11 04/16 karen@anchor Meeting <<Today's meeting is at 2 p.m. 12 04/18 tom@venus Luncheon <<There will be a luncheon to 14 04/20 dale@athena First Draft <<First drafts are due 15 04/21 geo@gtwn Examples <<The examples will be written
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/etc/mh/scan.size||Contains a sample scan format string.|
|/etc/mh/scan.time||Contains a sample scan format string.|
|/etc/mh/scan.timely||Contains a sample scan format string.|
|/usr/bin/scan||Contains the executable form of the scan command.|
The inc command, pick 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.