anno [ +Folder ] [ Messages ] [ -component Field ] [ -inplace | -noinplace ] [ -text "String" ]
The anno command annotates messages with text and dates. If you enter the anno command without any flags, the system responds with the following prompt:
Enter component name:
Typing a component name and pressing the Enter key annotates the component name and system date to the top of the message being processed. You cannot annotate an existing field. You can only add lines to the top of a message file. The annotation fields can contain only alphanumeric characters and dashes.
Note: To simply add distribution information to a message, use the dist, forw, or repl commands.
|-component Field||Specifies the field name for the annotation text. The Field variable must consist of alphanumeric characters and dashes. If you do not specify this flag, the anno command prompts you for the name of the field.|
|+Folder||Identifies the message folder that contains the message to annotate. The default is the current folder.|
|-help||Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version
Note: For MH (Message Handler), the name of this flag must be fully spelled out.
|-inplace||Forces annotation to be done in place in order to preserve links to the annotated messages.|
|Messages||Specifies what messages to annotate. This parameter can specify
several messages, a range of messages, or a single message. If several
messages are specified, the first message annotated becomes the current
message. Use the following references to specify messages:
|-noinplace||Prevents annotation in place. This flag is the default.|
|-text "String"||Specifies the text to be annotated to the messages. The text must be enclosed with quotation marks.|
The following entries can be made
to the UserMhDirectory/.mh_profile file:
|Current-Folder:||Sets the default current folder.|
|Path:||Specifies the location of a user's MH (Message Handler) directory.|
The following prompt is displayed on your screen:
Enter component name: _
After responding to this prompt, type:
Press Enter. The component name you entered becomes the prefix to the date and time on the message. The caption appended to the message is similar to the following:
Date: Tues, 28 Mar 89 13:36:32 -0600
NOTE: Mon, 15 Mar 89 10:19:45 -0600 NOTE: Meeting canceled.
NOTE: Wed, 19 Jun 87 15:20:12 -0600 NOTE: Meeting delayed until Friday.
Note: Do not press the Enter key until the entire message has been entered, even though the message may be wider than the screen.
|$HOME/.mh_profile||Contains the MH user profile.|
|/usr/bin/anno||Contains anno command.|
The dist command, forw command, repl command.
The mh_alias file format, mh_profile file format.
Mail Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.