rcvdist man page

rcvdist — asynchronously redistribute new mail


/usr/libexec/nmh/rcvdist [-form formfile] [switches for postproc] address1 ... [-version] [-help]


The rcvdist program will accept a message on its standard input and resend a copy of this message to all of the addresses listed on its command line.

When a message is redistributed with the rcvdist command, the format of the Resent-xxx header fields is controlled by the forms files “rcvdistcomps”. If a file named “rcvdistcomps” exists in the user's nmh directory, it will be used instead of the default one.  You may specify an alternate forms file with the switch -form formfile.

The “rcvdistcomps” file uses the format string facility described in mh-format(5). In addition to the standard format escapes, rcvdist also recognizes the following additional component escape:

Escape Returns Description
addresses string the addresses to distribute to

By default, rcvdist uses the program post to do the actual delivery of the message, although this can be changed by defining the postproc profile component.


/etc/nmh/rcvdistcomps Default message skeleton
or <mh-dir>/rcvdistcomps Rather than standard message skeleton
/etc/nmh/mts.conf nmh mts configuration file
$HOME/.maildelivery The file controlling local delivery
/etc/nmh/maildelivery Rather than the standard file

See Also

rcvpack(1), rcvstore(1), rcvtty(1), slocal(1), mh-format(5)

Referenced By

nmh(7), rcvpack(1), rcvstore(1), rcvtty(1), slocal(1).

January 18, 2001 nmh-1.6