mewl man page

mewl — Message scanner for Mew 4 or later


mewl [options] [folder [range]]


The mewl utility extracts necessary fields from messages stored in folders. This command is necessary for Mew to implement the asynchronous feature.

The options are as follows:


Print all necessary fields when picking.

-b dir

Set the Mail home to dir.

-c bodylen

Set the max body length to be extracted to bodylen.

-d field

Set the field to be extracted to field.

-e command

Specify an external command to fetch mailbox.

-m options

Specify options for command.

-f fields

Specify fields to display.


Display this help message.

-i file

Set the input stream to file.

-l length

Set the max field length to be extracted to length. The default value is 3. 0 means no limit.


Don't use fstat().

-p pattern

Specify the pick pattern.

-s src

Set message source to src : '+folder range'.


Wait for stdio input to synchronize.


Display the version.

-x suffix

Use this suffix.

Definitions of the symbols above are as follows:


N | [start]-[end] | last:N


´key=val' | 'key!=val' | '!<pattern>' | '(<pattern>)' | '<pattern>&<pattern>' | '<pattern>|<pattern>'


If a field is long, only the beginning three lines are extracted  by default.


March 5, 2003