mutt(1)



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NAME
       mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent

SYNOPSIS
       mutt [-nRyzZ] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-m type] [-f file]

       mutt  [-Enx] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-H file] [-i file] [-s subj] [-b addr]
       [-c addr] [-a file [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...]

       mutt [-nx] [-e cmd] [-F file] [-s subj] [-b addr] [-c  addr]  [-a  file
       [...] --] addr|mailto_url [...]  < message

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -p

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -A alias

       mutt [-n] [-e cmd] [-F file] -Q query

       mutt -v[v]

       mutt -D

DESCRIPTION
       Mutt  is  a  small but very powerful text based program for reading and
       sending electronic mail under unix operating systems, including support
       for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode.

       Note:  This  manual  page gives a brief overview of mutt's command line
       options.  You  should   find   a   copy   of   the   full   manual   in
       /usr/share/doc/mutt, in text, HTML, and/or PDF format.

OPTIONS
       -A alias
              An expanded version of the given alias is passed to stdout.

       -a file [...]
              Attach a file to your message using MIME.  When attaching single
              or multiple files, separating filenames and recipient  addresses
              with  "--" is mandatory, e.g. mutt -a image.jpg -- addr1 or mutt
              -a img.jpg *.png -- addr1 addr2.  The -a option must  be  placed
              at the end of command line options.

       -b address
              Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient

       -c address
              Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient

       -d level
              If  mutt  was  compiled  with  +DEBUG  log  debugging  output to
              ~/.muttdebug0.  Level can range from 1-5 and effects  verbosity.
              A value of 2 is recommended.

       -D     Print the value of all configuration options to stdout.

       -E     Causes  the draft file specified by -H or include file specified
              by -i to be edited during message composition.

       -e command
              Specify a configuration command to be run  after  processing  of
              initialization files.

       -f mailbox
              Specify which mailbox to load.

       -F muttrc
              Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc

       -h     Display help.

       -H draft
              Specify  a  draft  file which contains header and body to use to
              send a message.

       -i include
              Specify a file to include into the body of a message.

       -m type
              specify a default mailbox type for newly created folders.

       -n     Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file.

       -p     Resume a postponed message.

       -Q query
              Query a configuration variables value.  The  query  is  executed
              after all configuration files have been parsed, and any commands
              given on the command line have been executed.

       -R     Open a mailbox in read-only mode.

       -s subject
              Specify the subject of the message.

       -v     Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions.

       -vv    Display license and copyright information.

       -x     Emulate the mailx compose mode.

       -y     Start Mutt with a listing of  all  mailboxes  specified  by  the
              mailboxes command.

       -z     When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no mes-
              sages in the mailbox.

       -Z     Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the mailboxes
              command which contains new mail.

       --     Treat  remaining  arguments  as  addr  even if they start with a
              dash.  See also "-a" above.

ENVIRONMENT
       EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset.

       EMAIL  The user's e-mail address.

       HOME   Full path of the user's home directory.

       MAIL   Full path of the user's spool mailbox.

       MAILDIR
              Full path of the user's spool mailbox if MAIL  is  unset.   Com-
              monly used when the spool mailbox is a maildir (5) folder.

       MAILCAPS
              Path to search for mailcap files.

       MM_NOASK
              If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompt-
              ing first.

       PGPPATH
              Directory in which the user's PGP public keyring can  be  found.
              When  used  with  the original PGP program, mutt and pgpring (1)
              rely on this being set.

       TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created.

       REPLYTO
              Default Reply-To address.

       VISUAL Specifies the editor to use when composing messages.

FILES
       ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc
              User configuration file.

       /etc/Muttrc
              System-wide configuration file.

       /tmp/muttXXXXXX
              Temporary files created by Mutt.

       ~/.mailcap
              User definition for handling non-text MIME types.

       /etc/mailcap
              System definition for handling non-text MIME types.

       ~/.mime.types
              User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

       /etc/mime.types
              System mapping between MIME types and file extensions.

       /usr/bin/mutt_dotlock
              The privileged dotlocking program.

       /usr/share/doc/mutt/manual.txt.gz
              The Mutt manual.

BUGS
       None.  Mutts have fleas, not bugs.

FLEAS
       Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external  editor  does  not
       work  under  SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib.  It does
       work with the S-Lang library, however.

       Resizing the screen while using an external pager  causes  Mutt  to  go
       haywire on some systems.

       Suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix.

       The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bind-
       ings for one of the functions listed while Mutt is running.

       For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the  mutt
       project's      bug      tracking      system     under     https://git-
       lab.com/muttmua/mutt/issues.

NO WARRANTIES
       This program is distributed in the hope that it  will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT  ANY  WARRANTY;  without  even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU  General
       Public License for more details.

SEE ALSO
       curses(3), mailcap(5), maildir(5), mbox(5), mutt_dotlock(1), muttrc(5),
       ncurses(3), sendmail(1), smail(1).

       Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/

       The Mutt manual

AUTHOR
       Michael Elkins, and others.  Use  <mutt-dev@mutt.org>  to  contact  the
       developers.

Unix                             January 2009                          mutt(1)

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