anno - annotate messages (only available within the message handling sys-
anno [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-help] [-[no]inplace] [-text
Specifies the name of the header field which anno adds. It should be a
valid RFC 822-style message field name, which means that it should con-
sist of alphanumeric characters or dashes only. If you do not supply
this option, anno will prompt you for the field name.
Prints a list of the valid options to this command.
The -inplace switch causes annotation to be done in place in order to
preserve links to the annotated message.
Allows you to add a header field containing text to the message. The
anno command will create a second header field on the message, contain-
ing the text that you specify. If the text contains a space, you must
enclose the text in double quotes ("). If you do not supply this
option, anno adds only one field, which contains the date of the anno-
The default settings for this command are:
+folder defaults to the current folder
msgs defaults to the current message
The anno command annotates a message by adding one or more header fields to
The anno command allows you to choose the name of the header field which
you add. It records the date at which the message is annotated, and allows
you to add an additional field containing text, if you wish.
You can use anno with dist, forw, and repl, to keep track of how you have
distributed, forwarded, or replied to messages.
By default, anno annotates the current message in the current folder. You
can select another message by using the msg and +folder arguments. You can
also annotate more than one message, or a range of messages.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
1. This example annotates message number 1 in the folder +test. The
-component option specifies the name of the header field:
% anno 1 +test -component Forwarded
The following field is added to the message header:
Forwarded: Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:10:06 +0000
2. The next example shows how to use the -text option to add an addi-
% anno -component Forwarded -text "to David - as requested"
The following lines are added to the message header:
Forwarded: Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:13:27 +0000
Forwarded: to David - as requested
3. The final example shows how anno prompts for the name of the header
field, if the -component option is not supplied:
% annoEnter component name: forwarded
The following line is added to the message:
forwarded: Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:21:58 +0000
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