Columbia MM
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CHOOSING MESSAGES BY USING MESSAGE SEQUENCES


MESSAGE SEQUENCES

At the MM> prompt, you can type a message sequence after many commands to describe what messages the command should act on.

For example, when you type headers all, you are using the message sequence all to specify that you want to see headers for all messages. For any command that takes a message sequence, typing a space and a question mark after the command will show you a list of message sequences:



MM>headers ?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