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Compose, reply, forward, bounce, send messages.

January 6, 2017
MCOM(1) BSD General Commands Manual MCOM(1)


mcom, mfwd, mbnc, mrep — compose, reply, forward, bounce, send messages


mcom [recipients ...] mcom -r [draft] mrep msg mfwd [-r] [msgs ...] mbnc msg


mcom creates a new draft message and opens it in an editor. After editing, a loop is started where the user can send, re-edit or cancel the message. Use ‘mcom -r’ to resume the editing of a draft; by default, the last modified draft will be edited. mrep creates the draft such that the message will be a reply to msg. mfwd creates the draft with a subject and body appropriate for forwarding the message. By default, messages are forwarded verbatim as MIME ‘message/rfc822’ attachments. Use -r to forward as mshow(1) rendered plain text, using RFC 934 message encapsulation. mbnc creates the draft from the original msg (including headers) and adds a Resent-To header, to which the message will be bounced directly. (See mmsg(7) for the message argument syntax.)


s Send the message. The MIME version will be used when one has been created. c Cancel sending and quit, after displaying the filename of the saved draft. m Run mmime(1) on the draft, and print the result of mshow -t. e Re-edit the draft. d Delete the draft and quit.


EDITOR Editor used to compose messages. MBLAZE Directory containing mblaze configuration files. (Default: $HOME/.mblaze)


snd.* Draft messages, kept in current directory. This can be configured in mblaze-profile(5). ${MBLAZE:-$HOME/.mblaze}/headers Default headers for each message. ${MBLAZE:-$HOME/.mblaze}/signature or ~/.signature Default signature.


The mcom utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


mmime(1), mblaze-profile(5), mmsg(7)


Leah Neukirchen <>


mcom is in the public domain. To the extent possible under law, the creator of this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.
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mcom(1) referred by mblaze(7) | mblaze-profile(5)
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