Use the online help to explore MM or to remember how a command works.
Type help ? (help, space, question-mark) at any prompt to see what help is available. The following example shows the beginning and end of the listing from help ?, which is two screens long:
MM>help ? BASIC command, one of the following: exit help headers quit read review send suspend or MESSAGE-HANDLING command, one of the following: answer delete forward print remail reply type undelete .... or other topic, one of the following: addressing basic bitnet ccmd command-history command-line-edit customization directory filing information internet message-handling message-sequence message-tagging other shell signature-file text-mode top or other mode, one of the following: top-level-mode read-mode send-mode or confirm for a brief help message MM>help
The first several sections (two are shown above) list MM commands, grouped by purpose. The section labelled or other topic includes information about groups of commands (message-handling) and about general topics (addressing).
Type help by itself for a general description of MM.
Type help help for a description of the help command itself.
The main use of help is to type help with the name of a command, or one of the topics, as listed in the help ? display under other topic. For example, help read describes the read command.
MM>help read READ - read messages Usage: READ [message-sequence] Unless specified, the message-sequence is "unseen". The READ command is used to read a message or set of messages. After each message is displayed, you will be in READ mode (R> prompt), at which point you can take action on the current message, like DELETE, REPLY, FORWARD, and so on. Compare to TYPE, which only displays messages. Examples: MM>read #reads unseen messages MM>read 4:9 #reads messages 4 to 9 MM>read subj meeting #reads messages with "meeting" in subject Good use of message-sequences gets useful results, such as: MM>read from walter after 4/1/90 subj mail You could use HEADERS first, and then READ PREV (previous sequence). For more help type "help" and one of these topics: review type headers message-sequence basic read-mode help set default-read-command set dont-type-headers set only-type-headers MM>
As you can see in the read help screen above, the command read can be followed by a message-sequence. Using the help command, you can get more information on what that means by typing help message-sequence, one of the cross-references at the bottom of the help screen.
Another way to see suggestions is to type a space and question mark after the command, as follows:
MM>read ?message number or range of message numbers, n:m or range of message numbers, n-m or range of message numbers, n+m (m messages beginning with n) or "." to specify the current message or "*" to specify the last message or message sequence, one of the following: after all answered before current deleted flagged from inverse keyword last longer new on previous-sequence recent seen shorter since subject text to unanswered undeleted unflagged unkeyword unseen or "," and another message sequence MM>read