elm - an interactive mail system
elm [ -achkKmrtwz ] [ -f alternate-folder ] [ -d debug_level
elm [ -s subject ] list of aliases or addresses
Elm is an interactive screen-oriented mailer program that supersedes mail and mailx.
There are three main ways to use the elm mailer. One way to use the mailer is to specify a list of addresses on the command line when the mailer is invoked. This will allow sending of a single message to the specified recipients with all the options usually available in the elm system itself. For example, the command
elm -s testing joe
would initiate the sending of a message to the alias joe with the subject «testing» indicated and would put you into an editor for you to enter the text of the message. If the subject flag and argument were not present, you would be prompted for a message subject.
The second way, used most commonly when transmitting files and such, is to specify the subject of the message and the recipients using the command line and redirect a file as standard input. For example, the command
elm -s testing joe < test.c
would mail a copy of the file test.c to alias joe, with the subject «testing» indicated. The subject flag and argument are optional.
The third way, elm is invoked with neither subject nor addresses specified on the command line and without standard input redirected. You can then read any messages in your incoming mailbox (or specified folder), reply to messages in the mailbox, mail messages, etc.
Elm Development Group
The Elm documentation package, including: The Elm Users Guide, The Elm Reference Guide, The Elm Alias System Users Guide, The Elm Forms Mode Guide, The Elm Filter Guide, The Elm Configuration Guide
checkalias(1L), frm(1L), mail(1), mailx(1), newalias(1L), printmail(1L), readmsg(1L)
Should know about keyboards/softkey terminals other than HP. (If only termcap were that powerful!)
Syd Weinstein elm@DSI.COM (dsinc!elm)
Copyright 1988-1992 by The USENET Community Trust Derived from Elm 2.0, Copyright 1986, 1987 by Dave Taylor
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