refile - file message in other folders (only available within the message
handling system, mh)
refile [msgs] [+folder] [options]
Refiles the draft message, or the current message in your +drafts
folder, if you have one set up. You cannot give a msgs argument when
you use this option.
Moves a file into a folder. This option takes a file from its directory
and places it in the named folder, as the next message in the folder.
The file must be formatted as a legal mail message. This means that the
message must have the minimum header fields separated from the body of
the message by a blank line or a line of dashes.
Prints a list of the valid options to this command.
Keeps a copy of the message in the source folder. Normally, refile
removes the messages from the original folder when it refiles them. The
-link option keeps a copy in the original folder, as well as filing a
copy in the new folder.
Preserves the number of a message in the new folder. Normally, when a
message is refiled in to another folder, it is set to the next avail-
able number in that folder. The -preserve option keeps the number of
the message the same in the new folder as it had been in the old.
You cannot have two messages with the same number in one folder, so you
should use this option with care.
Specifies the source folder to take messages from. Normally, messages
are refiled from the current folder into another folder. However, you
can take messages from a different folder by using the -src +folder
option to specify the alternative source folder.
Use the refile command to move the specified message from the current
folder to another folder. You can refile messages in more than one folder
by giving multiple folder names as arguments.
If you do not specify a message, the current message is refiled. You can
refile a message other than the current message by giving its number as a
msgs argument. You can also refile more than one message at a time by
specifying more than one message number, or a range of message numbers, or
a message sequence. See mark(1) for more information on sequences.
The current folder remains the same unless the -src option is specified; in
that case, the source folder becomes current. Normally, the last message
specified becomes the current message. However, if the -link option is
used, the current message is not changed.
If the Previous-Sequence: entry is set in the .mh_profile file, in addition
to defining the named sequences from the source folder, refile will also
define those sequences for the destination folders. See mh_profile(4) for
information concerning the previous sequence.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
Folder-Protect: To set protections when creating a new folder
rmmproc: Program to delete the message
1. The following example refiles messages 3 and 5 in the folder +records:
% refile 3 5 +records
2. The next example files the current message into two folders:
% refile +jones +map
3. The next example takes message 13 in the current folder and refiles it
in the +test folder. The message remains in the current folder as well
as appearing in the +test folder.
% refile -link 13 +test
4. The next example takes a message from the folder +test when it is not
the current folder, and places it in the folder +outbox:
% refile 3 -src +test +outbox
The user profile.
folder(1), mark(1), mh_profile(4)