Columbia MM
MM Manual


These are all the commands you can use in MM. For more information on any command, type help followed by the name of the command.

Which commands are available, and precisely how they work, differs in the three modes of MM. The modes are indicated below by the letters M, R, S.

M Top Level, indicated by the prompt MM>
R Read Mode, indicated by the prompt R> or R>
S Send Mode, indicated by the prompt S> or S>

To see help for another mode, type help top-level, help read-mode or help send-mode. For example, at the Top Level prompt MM>, type help send-mode bcc to check on the Send Mode command bcc.

! M R S execute a shell command in a subshell
answer M R write a reply message, start Send Mode (see reply)
bcc S add an address to the bcc field
blank M R S clear the terminal screen
browse M R browse through messages, and read, reply, etc as desired
bug M R report bugs in MM operation
bye M leave MM; kill the process
cc S add an address to the cc field
cd M R S change directory
check M R S check for new messages
continue M R return to an unfinished send, after abort or quit
copy M R S copy messages to another mail file
count M count messages in a sequence
daytime M R S show day, date and time
define M R S define a mail-alias for an address
delete M R mark messages for deletion
display S display the outgoing message
echo M R S display text on screen
edit M R edit messages in a mail file
edit S edit the outgoing message
erase S remove (part of) the outgoing message
examine M go to another mail file, read-only
exit M leave MM; suspend the process and expunge deleted messages
expunge M permanently remove messages marked as deleted
fcc S add an address to the fcc field
finger M R S get information about a user
flag M R S mark a message so it stands out
forward M R forward messages to another address
from S replace the from field
get M go to another mail file
headers M R S display headers (one-line summaries) of messages
help M R S get online help
in-reply-to S replace the in-reply-to field
insert S insert a file into the outgoing message
jump M R make a certain message be the current message
keyword M R group related messages by assigning keywords
keyword S assign