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mewl: Message scanner for Mew 4 or later


mewl - Message scanner for Mew 4 or later


mewl [options] [folder [range]]


The mewl utility extracts necessary fields from messages stored in folders. This command is necessary for Mew to implement the asynchronous feature.

The options are as follows:

Print all necessary fields when picking.
-b dir
Set the Mail home to dir.
-c bodylen
Set the max body length to be extracted to bodylen.
-d field
Set the field to be extracted to field.
-e command
Specify an external command to fetch mailbox.
-m options
Specify options for command.
-f fields
Specify fields to display.
Display this help message.
-i file
Set the input stream to file.
-l length
Set the max field length to be extracted to length. The default value is 3. 0 means no limit.
Don't use fstat().
-p pattern
Specify the pick pattern.
-s src
Set message source to src : '+folder range'.
Wait for stdio input to synchronize.
Display the version.
-x suffix
Use this suffix.

Definitions of the symbols above are as follows:

N | [start]-[end] | last:N
'key=val' | 'key!=val' | '!<pattern>' | '(<pattern>)' | '<pattern>&<pattern>' | '<pattern>|<pattern>'


If a field is long, only the beginning three lines are extracted by default.