show [ +Folder ] [ -draft | Messages ] [ -header | -noheader ] [ -showproc CommandString | -noshowproc ]
The show command displays the contents of messages. If standard output is not a display, the show command lists each message with a one-line header and two separation lines. By default, the show command displays the current message in the current folder.
The show command invokes a listing program to create the list. The default listing program is /usr/bin/more. You can define your own default with the showproc: entry in your $HOME/.mh_profile file. If you set the showproc: entry to mhl , the show command calls an internal mhl routine instead of the mhl command. You can also specify the program to perform a listing in the CommandString parameter of the -showproc flag.
The show command passes any flags it does not recognize to the listing program. Thus, you can specify flags for the listing program, as well as for the show command.
If the Unseen-Sequence: entry is present in your $HOME/.mh_profile file and the entry is not empty, the show command removes each of the messages shown from each sequence named by the profile entry. If several messages are specified, the last message shown becomes the current message.
|-draft||Shows the UserMhDirectory/draft file if it exists.|
|+Folder||Specifies a folder. The current folder is the default.|
|-header||Displays a one-line description of the message being shown. The description includes the folder name and message number. If you show more than one message, this flag does not produce message headers. The -header flag is the default.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.|
|Messages|| Specifies the messages to show. You can specify several messages, a range of messages, or a single message. Use the following references to specify messages:
|-noheader||Prevents display of a one-line description of each message.|
|-noshowproc||Uses the /usr/bin/cat command to perform the listing. This is the default.|
|-showproc CommandString||Uses the specified command string to perform the listing.|
The following entries are entered in the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile file:
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the user's MH directory.|
|showproc:||Specifies the program used to show messages.|
|Unseen-Sequence:||Specifies the sequences used to keep track of the unseen messages.|
showIf the message continues for more than one screen, press the Enter key until you have read the entire message.
show allIf the messages continue for more than one screen, press the Enter key until you have read all the messages.
show +meetings 5
show +meeting weekly
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Specifies the MH user profile.|
|UserMhDirectory/draft||Contains the current message draft.|
|/usr/bin/show||Contains the show command.|
The mhl command, next command, pick command, prev command, scan command, sendmail 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.