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display local copy of messages(s)


lei lcat [Options] MSGID_OR_URL [MSGID_OR_URL...]

lei lcat [Options] (--stdin|-)


lcat (local cat) is a wrapper around lei-q(1) that displays local messages by Message-ID.  It is able to extract Message-IDs from URLs as well as from common formats such as <$MSGID> and id:$MSGID.  When reading from stdin, input that isn't understood is discarded, so the caller doesn't have to bother extracting the Message-ID or link from surrounding text (e.g., a "Link: $URL" line).


The following options, described in lei-q(1), are supported. One deviation from lei-q(1) is the default output format is -f text when writing to stdout.


Most commonly text (the default) or reply to display the message(s) in a format suitable for trimming and sending as a email reply.


lei lcat implicitly reads from stdin if it is a pipe(7) or regular file.  This is handy for invoking lei lcat from inside an $EDITOR session (assuming you use an $EDITOR which lets you pipe arbitrary lines to arbitrary commands).





--torsocks=auto|no|yes, --no-torsocks


-o MFOLDER, --output=MFOLDER


-t, --threads

-s KEY, --sort=KEY

-r, --reverse


-g, --globoff

-a, --augment






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See Also

lei-q(1), lei-blob(1)

Referenced By

lei(1), lei-config(1), lei-index(1), lei-q(1).

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