anno(1)anno(1)NAMEanno - annotate messages (only available within the message handling
SYNOPSISanno [+folder] [msgs] [-component field] [-help] [-[no]inplace] [-text
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. Prints a list of
the valid options to this command. The -inplace switch causes annota‐
tion to be done in place in order to preserve links to the annotated
message. Allows you to add a header field containing text to the mes‐
sage. The anno command will create a second header field on the mes‐
sage, containing 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 annotation.
The default settings for this command are:
+folder defaults to the current folder
msgs defaults to the current message
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.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
This example annotates message number 1 in the folder +test. The -com‐
ponent option specifies the name of the header field: % anno 1 +test
The following field is added to the message header: Forwarded:
Tue, 08 Jan 1991 16:10:06 +0000 The next example shows how to
use the -text option to add an additional field: % anno -compo‐
nent 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 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
The user profile.
SEE ALSOdist(1), forw(1), repl(1)anno(1)