xmh Reference Guide

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Table 1. Folder (menu of global commands)

Open Folder (accelerator: choose folder name with button 2)
View the selected folder
Open Folder In New Window
Open selected folder in new main window
Create Folder
Make a new folder
Delete Folder
Delete folder and any subfolders
Close Window
Close this main window

Table 2. Table of Contents (menu for handling viewed folder)

Incorporate New Mail, more... (accelerator: META-SHIFT-I)
Bring new mail into folder(s)
Commit Changes (accelerator: META-SHIFT-C)
Process all marked messages (delete, link, move)
Pack Folder (accelerator: META-SHIFT-P)
Renumber messages as 1, 2, ...
Sort Folder (accelerator: META-SHIFT-S)
Order messages by date sent
Rescan Folder (accelerator: META-SHIFT-R)
Force Table of Contents update

Table 3. Message (menu for handling current or selected message)

Compose, more...
Start a new message
View Next Message (accelerators: META-Space, META-N)
View just-selected or next message
View Previous (accelerator: META-P)
View just-selected or previous message
Delete (accelerator: META-D)
Mark message(s) for deletion
Move (accelerator: choose folder name with button 3)
Mark message(s) for moving to selected folder
Copy as Link (accelerator: META-C)
Mark message(s) for linking to selected folder
Unmark (accelerator: META-U)
Un-do the move, delete, and link mark on selected message(s)
View in New
Show message in separate view window
Reply, more... (accelerator: META-R)
Reply to message
Forward, more... (accelerator: META-F)
Forward copy of message(s)
Use as Composition
Open message (usually from drafts folder) in composition window
Print, more...
Print message(s)

Table 4. Sequence (menu for message sequences and searching)

Pick
Search for messages
Open Sequence, more...
View the selected sequence
Add to Sequence
Add selected messages to the selected sequence
Remove from Sequence
Remove selected messages from the selected sequence
Delete Sequence
Remove selected sequence (the list of message numbers, not the messages themselves).

Table 5. View (menu for handling viewed message)

Reply, more...
Reply to viewed message
Forward, more...
Forward copy of viewed message
Use as Composition
Open message (usually from drafts folder) in composition window
Edit Message
Edit viewed message
Save Message
Save message during Edit Message
Print, more...
Print viewed message

Table 6. Options (menu that may be longer some day)

Read in Reverse
Swap meaning of "next" and "previous" message

Table 7. Composition window (Buttonbox for handling drafts)

Close Window, more...
Close composition window
Send, more...
Send composition
New Headers
Replace composition with empty message
Compose Message
Open another composition window
Save Message
Save this composition
Insert
Insert copy of message being replied to

Table 8. xmh Text Editing Commands (Adapted from xmh(1) manual page)

CTRL-A
Beginning Of Line
CTRL-B
Backward Character
CTRL-D
Delete Next Character
CTRL-E
End Of Line
CTRL-F
Forward Character
CTRL-G
Multiply Reset
CTRL-H
Delete Previous Character
CTRL-J
Newline And Indent
CTRL-K
Kill To End Of Line
CTRL-L
Redraw Display
CTRL-M
Newline
CTRL-N
Next Line
CTRL-O
Newline And Backup
CTRL-P
Previous Line
CTRL-R
Search/Replace Backward
CTRL-S
Search/Replace Forward
CTRL-T
Transpose Characters
CTRL-U
Multiply by 4
CTRL-V
Next Page
CTRL-W
Kill Selection
CTRL-Y
Unkill
CTRL-Z
Scroll One Line Up

META-B
Backward Word
META-D
Delete Next Word
META-SHIFT-D
Kill Word
META-F
Forward Word
META-H
Delete Previous Word
META-SHIFT-H
Backward Kill Word
META-I
Insert File
META-K
Kill to End of Paragraph
META-Q
Form Paragraph
META-V
Previous Page
META-Y
Insert Current Selection
META-Z
Scroll One Line Down
META-<
Beginning of File
META->
End of File
META-[
Backward Paragraph
META-]
Forward Paragraph
META-Backspace
Delete Previous Word
META-SHIFT-Backspace
Kill Previous Word
META-Delete
Delete Previous Word
META-SHIFT-Delete
Kill Previous Word

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