rcvstore - incorporate new mail asynchronously
rcvstore [+folder] [-[no]create] [-help] [-sequence name] [-[no]public]
Creates the specified folder. If you attempt to incorporate mail into a
folder that does not exist, rcvstore creates the folder if you supply
the -create option. If you supply the -nocreate option, the folder is
not created and rcvstore exits. The default is -create.
Prints a list of the valid options to this command.
Sets the read permissions of sequences. Normally, when you create a
sequence with the -sequence option, the sequence is not accessible to
other MH users. The -public option makes the sequence accessible to
other MH users. You can use the -nopublic option to ensure that the
sequence that you create is only accessible to yourself.
Specifies a sequence in which rcvstore places the messages which it
incorporates. For more information on sequences, see mark(1). The name
of the sequence must begin with a letter, and must consist entirely of
alphabetic or numeric characters; no punctuation is allowed.
Specifies whether to zero existing sequences before adding new mes-
sages. Normally, rcvstore removes all existing messages from a sequence
before adding messages to it. If you specify the -nozero option,
rcvstore adds the messages it finds to the existing contents of the
sequence. This option only works with the -sequence option.
The defaults for this command are:
+folder defaults to +inbox
-nopublic if the folder is read-only, otherwise -public
The command rcvstore incorporates a message from the standard input into an
MH folder. If a +folder argument is not given the file is placed in your
+inbox folder. The new message being incorporated is assigned the next
highest number in the folder.
If the specified (or default) folder does not exist, it is created if the
-create option is specified; otherwise rcvstore exits.
If your .mh_profile file contains a Msg-Protect: entry, it is used as the
protection on the newly created messages; otherwise the MH default of 0600
is used. During all operations on messages, this initially assigned protec-
tion is preserved for each message. You can use chmod to change the protec-
tion on an individual message, and the new protection is preserved
The rcvstore command incorporates anything except zero length messages into
your MH folder.
If the profile entry Unseen-Sequence: is present and non-empty, then
rcvstore adds the newly incorporated message to each sequence named by the
profile entry. Note that rcvstore does not zero each sequence prior to
Path: To determine your Mail directory
To set protections when creating a new
To set protections when creating a new mes-
Unseen-Sequence: To name sequences denoting unseen messages
The user profile.
chmod(1), inc(1), mark(1), pick(1), mh-mail(4), mh_profile(4)