pick Reference Guide

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pick: select messages by content

+folder (default: current folder)
Folder name
msgs (default: all)
Message(s) to search
... -and ...
Require both of two conditions
... -or ...
Allow either of two conditions
-not ...
Require opposite of condition
-lbrace ... -rbrace
For grouping: "left brace" ... "right brace"
-to pattern
Messages with pattern in To: field
-cc pattern
lMessages with pattern in cc: field
-from pattern
Messages with pattern in From: field
-subject pattern
Messages with pattern in Subject: field
-date pattern
Messages with pattern in Date: field
--field pattern
Match pattern in miscellaneous header field field
-search pattern
Messages with pattern anywhere
-after date
Messages on or after this Date:
-before date
Messages before this Date:
-datefield field
Date field to use instead of Date:
-sequence name, more...
Store message numbers in sequence name
-public (default for your folders)
Store sequence in folder
-nopublic (default for read-only folders)
Store sequence in user's MH context
-zero (default)
Remove previous contents of sequence
-nozero
Merge into existing sequence, if any
-list (default with no -sequence)
Print message numbers on standard output
-nolist (default with -sequence)
Don't print message numbers

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Last change $Date: 1996/06/06 15:12:40 $

This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

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