mutt(1) User Manuals mutt(1) 1mNAME0m mutt - The Mutt Mail User Agent 1mSYNOPSIS0m 1mmutt 22m[-nRyzZ] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] [-m 4mtype24m] [-f 4mfile24m] 1mmutt 22m[-Enx] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] [-H 4mfile24m] [-i 4mfile24m] [-s 4msubj24m] [-b 4maddr24m] [-c 4maddr24m] [-a 4mfile24m [...] --] 4maddr|mailto_url24m [...] 1mmutt 22m[-nx] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] [-s 4msubj24m] [-b 4maddr24m] [-c 4maddr24m] [-a 4mfile0m [...] --] 4maddr|mailto_url24m [...] < message 1mmutt 22m[-n] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] -p 1mmutt 22m[-n] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] -A 4malias0m 1mmutt 22m[-n] [-e 4mcmd24m] [-F 4mfile24m] -Q 4mquery0m 1mmutt 22m-v[v] 1mmutt 22m-D 1mDESCRIPTION0m Mutt is a small but very powerful text based program for reading and sending electronic mail under unix operating systems, including support for color terminals, MIME, OpenPGP, and a threaded sorting mode. 4mNote:24m This manual page gives a brief overview of mutt's command line options. You should find a copy of the full manual in /usr/local/share/doc/mutt, in text, HTML, and/or PDF format. 1mOPTIONS0m -A 4malias0m An expanded version of the given alias is passed to stdout. -a 4mfile24m [...] Attach a file to your message using MIME. When attaching single or multiple files, separating filenames and recipient addresses with "--" is mandatory, e.g. 1mmutt -a image.jpg -- addr1 22mor 1mmutt0m 1m-a img.jpg *.png -- addr1 addr222m. The -a option must be placed at the end of command line options. -b 4maddress0m Specify a blind-carbon-copy (BCC) recipient -c 4maddress0m Specify a carbon-copy (CC) recipient -d 4mlevel0m If mutt was compiled with +DEBUG log debugging output to ~/.muttdebug0. 4mLevel24m can range from 1-5 and effects verbosity. A value of 2 is recommended. -D Print the value of all configuration options to stdout. -E Causes the draft file specified by -H or include file specified by -i to be edited during message composition. -e 4mcommand0m Specify a configuration command to be run after processing of initialization files. -f 4mmailbox0m Specify which mailbox to load. -F 4mmuttrc0m Specify an initialization file to read instead of ~/.muttrc -h Display help. -H 4mdraft0m Specify a draft file which contains header and body to use to send a message. -i 4minclude0m Specify a file to include into the body of a message. -m 4mtype0m specify a default mailbox type for newly created folders. -n Causes Mutt to bypass the system configuration file. -p Resume a postponed message. -Q 4mquery0m Query a configuration variables value. The query is executed after all configuration files have been parsed, and any commands given on the command line have been executed. -R Open a mailbox in 4mread-only24m mode. -s 4msubject0m Specify the subject of the message. -v Display the Mutt version number and compile-time definitions. -vv Display license and copyright information. -x Emulate the mailx compose mode. -y Start Mutt with a listing of all mailboxes specified by the 4mmailboxes24m command. -z When used with -f, causes Mutt not to start if there are no mes- sages in the mailbox. -Z Causes Mutt to open the first mailbox specified by the 4mmailboxes0m command which contains new mail. -- Treat remaining arguments as 4maddr24m even if they start with a dash. See also "-a" above. 1mENVIRONMENT0m EDITOR Specifies the editor to use if VISUAL is unset. EMAIL The user's e-mail address. HOME Full path of the user's home directory. MAIL Full path of the user's spool mailbox. MAILDIR Full path of the user's spool mailbox if MAIL is unset. Com- monly used when the spool mailbox is a 1mmaildir (5) 22mfolder. MAILCAPS Path to search for mailcap files. MM_NOASK If this variable is set, mailcap are always used without prompt- ing first. PGPPATH Directory in which the user's PGP public keyring can be found. When used with the original PGP program, mutt and 1mpgpring (1)0m rely on this being set. TMPDIR Directory in which temporary files are created. REPLYTO Default Reply-To address. VISUAL Specifies the editor to use when composing messages. 1mFILES0m ~/.muttrc or ~/.mutt/muttrc User configuration file. /usr/local/etc/Muttrc System-wide configuration file. /tmp/muttXXXXXX Temporary files created by Mutt. ~/.mailcap User definition for handling non-text MIME types. /usr/local/etc/mailcap System definition for handling non-text MIME types. ~/.mime.types User's personal mapping between MIME types and file extensions. /usr/local/etc/mime.types System mapping between MIME types and file extensions. /usr/local/bin/mutt_dotlock The privileged dotlocking program. /usr/local/share/doc/mutt/manual.txt The Mutt manual. 1mBUGS0m None. Mutts have fleas, not bugs. 1mFLEAS0m Suspend/resume while editing a file with an external editor does not work under SunOS 4.x if you use the curses lib in /usr/5lib. It 4mdoes0m work with the S-Lang library, however. Resizing the screen while using an external pager causes Mutt to go haywire on some systems. Suspend/resume does not work under Ultrix. The help line for the index menu is not updated if you change the bind- ings for one of the functions listed while Mutt is running. For a more up-to-date list of bugs, errm, fleas, please visit the mutt project's bug tracking system under http://bugs.mutt.org/. 1mNO WARRANTIES0m This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER- CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. 1mSEE ALSO0m 1mcurses22m(3), 1mmailcap22m(5), 1mmaildir22m(5), 1mmbox22m(5), 1mmutt_dotlock22m(1), 1mmuttrc22m(5), 1mncurses22m(3), 1msendmail22m(1), 1msmail22m(1). Mutt Home Page: http://www.mutt.org/ The Mutt manual 1mAUTHOR0m Michael Elkins, and others. Use to contact the developers. Unix January 2009 mutt(1)