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 available 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.
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.
entry is set in the
file, in addition to defining the named sequences from
the source folder,
will also define those sequences
for the destination folders. See
for information concerning the
Path: To determine your Mail directory
Folder-Protect: To set protections when creating a new folder
rmmproc: Program to delete the message
The following example refiles messages 3 and 5 in the folder +records: % refile 3 5 +records The next example files the current message into two folders: % refile +jones +map 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 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)