The browse command is like a bulletin board reader. It shows the header of each message and lets you choose whether to read it or go on to the next item. It has several one-letter commands that correspond to general MM commands.
73) Joe Brennan Meeting on Sept 21 --378 chars; More?--[space]
Message 73 (378 chars) Return-Path: <jb51> Received: by cunixf.cc.columbia.edu (5.59/FCB) id AA01344; Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:29 EDT Date: Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:28 EDT From: Joe Brennan <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: fb2 Cc: mm33, hk12 Subject: Meeting on Sept 21 Message-Id: <CMM.email@example.com> Let's meet on Sept 21 at 2:00 to go over plans for this semester. Joe ---Hit any key to continue---
To see the browse commands, type a question mark at the prompt More?--.
73) Joe Brennan Meeting on Sept 21 --378 chars; More?--? ' ' -- see the next message 'n' -- go to next message 'p' -- go to previous message 'q' -- quit browsing 's' -- switch direction of browsing '?' -- print this out '^L' -- redisplay the header '^J' -- see the message 'c' -- copy to a file 'r' -- reply to the message 'd' -- delete this message 'f' -- flag this message 'k' -- add a keyword to this message ---Hit any key to continue---
To see the message itself, press the space bar. Type n or p to see the next or previous messages. The expressions ^L and ^J refer to control-l and control-j.
The last few commands correspond to the commands copy, reply, delete, flag and keyword.
The browse command clears the screen each time it shows a message header or a message. You may want to reduce this activity if you have a slow terminal or are trying to print from screen.
There are two variables for the browse command, browse-clear-screen and browse-pause, both normally set to yes. They affect only the screen-clearing before a message header is displayed (not the screen-clearing before the message itself). Setting browse-clear-screen to no makes the message header for the next message appear right under the previous message, without clearing the screen. Setting browse-pause to no eliminates the message Hit any key to continue and the pause at that point; if you set it to no, you must also set browse-clear-screen to no, or you will be unable to see the last screen of each message.
The screen-clearing before each message is set by the variable clear-screen, normally set to yes, which affects screen display in several MM functions, including the read command and the screen-clearing when MM starts up.