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anno(1)								      anno(1)



NAME

  anno - annotate messages (only available within the message handling sys-
  tem, mh)

SYNOPSIS

  anno [+folder] [msgs]	[-component field] [-help] [-[no]inplace] [-text
  body]

OPTIONS

  -component field
      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.

  -help
      Prints a list of the valid options to this command.

  -inplace

  -noinplace
      The -inplace switch causes annotation to be done in place	in order to
      preserve links to	the annotated message.

  -text	body
      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-
      tation.

  The default settings for this	command	are:

       +folder	defaults to the	current	folder
       msgs defaults to	the current message
       -noinplace

DESCRIPTION

  The anno command annotates a message by adding one or	more header fields to
  the message.

  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.




PROFILE	COMPONENTS

  Path:	To determine your Mail directory

EXAMPLES

   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-
       tional field:
	    % 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



FILES

  $HOME/.mh_profile
      The user profile.

SEE ALSO

  dist(1), forw(1), repl(1)