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Displays a list of the messages in the current mail file, including message number, sender's name, date, and subject. Mail creates a new set of selected messages every time you use any of the following qualifiers: /BEFORE /CC_SUBSTRING /FROM_SUBSTRING /MARKED or /NOMARKED /NEW /SINCE /SUBJECT_SUBSTRING /TO_SUBSTRING Format DIRECTORY [foldername]
|1 - Parameter|
foldername Specifies the name of the folder from which to select messages. If you omit the foldername, the folder to be used is determined in the following order: 1. The current folder is used, if any (unless the /NEW qualifier is specified) 2. The NEWMAIL folder is used if: o You specify the /NEW qualifier o You omit selection qualifiers and you have new mail 3. The MAIL folder is used.
|2 - Qualifiers|
2.1 - /BEFORE
/BEFORE=date Selects messages received before the specified date. If you do not specify a date, Mail displays a listing of all the mail messages received before the current day (today). You can also specify the keywords YESTERDAY and TODAY. For example, the command DIRECTORY/BEFORE=YESTERDAY would give you a listing of all mail messages received before yesterday.
2.2 - /CC_SUBSTRING
/CC_SUBSTRING=text Selects messages containing the specified text in the CC: field of the message, where the specified text is usually a node name or user name.
2.3 - /EDIT
Invokes a text editor using the output of the DIRECTORY command as input to the editor. Unless you have selected a different editor, the DECTPU-based EVE editor is invoked. The /EDIT qualifier enables you to find messages by scrolling through folders or searching text.
2.4 - /FROM_SUBSTRING
/FROM_SUBSTRING=text Selects messages containing the specified text in the From: field of the message, where the specified text is usually a node name or user name. This command searches only the node name and user name of the sender; it does not search the personal name field.
2.5 - /FOLDER
Displays a listing of all the folders contained in the current Mail file.
2.6 - /FULL
Displays the number of records in the message and whether you have replied to the message. External message identification numbers (for messages larger than 3 blocks) are also displayed.
2.7 - /MARKED
/MARKED /NOMARKED Selects messages that have been marked. The /NOMARKED qualifier selects messages that are not marked.
2.8 - /NEW
Selects the NEWMAIL folder and displays new mail messages received while you are in Mail. If there are no new messages, Mail displays the message "%MAIL-W-NONEWMAIL, no new messages". When a mail file other than your default mail file is open, Mail closes the file and opens your default mail file.
2.9 - /PAGE
/PAGE[=keyword] /NOPAGE (default) Controls the display of information on the screen. You can use the following keywords with the /PAGE qualifier: CLEAR_SCREEN Clears the screen before each page is displayed. SCROLL Displays information one line at a time. SAVE[=n] Enables screen navigation of information, where n is the number of pages to store. The /PAGE qualifier allows you to navigate through a maximum of 5 screens containing up to 255 columns of information. When you use the /PAGE qualifier, you can use the following keys as well: Key Sequence Description Up arrow (^ ), Ctrl/B Scroll up one line. Down arrow (v ) Scroll down one line. Left arrow (< - ) Scroll left one column. Right arrow (- > ) Scroll right one column. Find (E1) Specify a string to find where the information is displayed. Insert Here (E2) Scroll right one half screen. Remove (E3) Scroll left one half screen. Select (E4) Toggle 80/132 column mode. Prev Screen (E5) Get the previous page of information. Next Screen (E6), Get the next page of information. Return, Enter, Space F10, Ctrl/Z Exit. Do (F16) Toggle the display to oldest/newest page. Ctrl/W Refresh the display.
2.10 - /REPLIED
/REPLIED /NOREPLIED Selects messages that have been replied to with the REPLY command. The /NOREPLIED qualifier selects messages to which you have not replied.
2.11 - /SINCE
/SINCE=date Selects mail messages received on or after the specified date. The format for the date is dd-mmm-yyyy. If you do not specify a date, Mail displays a listing of all the mail messages received on the current day. You can also specify the keywords YESTERDAY and TODAY. For example, the command DIRECTORY/SINCE=YESTERDAY would give you a listing of all mail messages received since yesterday.
2.12 - /START
/START=start-point Indicates the first message number you want to display. For example, to display all the messages beginning with number three, enter the command DIRECTORY/START=3. Use the /START qualifier with the /FOLDER qualifier to indicate the first folder name you want to display. For example, to display all the folder names alphabetically following PLEAT, enter the command line DIRECTORY /START=PLEAT/FOLDER.
2.13 - /SUBJECT_SUBSTRING
/SUBJECT_SUBSTRING=text Selects messages containing the specified text in the Subj: field of the message.
2.14 - /TO_SUBSTRING
/TO_SUBSTRING=text Selects messages containing the specified text in the To: field of the message, where the specified text is usually a node name or user name. The /TO_SUBSTRING qualifier will not search the personal name field.
|3 - Examples|
1.MAIL> DIRECTORY MAIL # From Date Subject 1 MARK 11-DEC-1994 The Yen 2 MARK 11-DEC-1994 The Buck 3 BILL 13-DEC-1994 The Pound 4 BILL 13-DEC-1994 The Dollar 5 BILL 14-DEC-1994 The Cent 6 MARK 17-DEC-1994 The Dime This example shows how to display a listing of all the messages in the current folder by using the DIRECTORY command. 2.MAIL> DIRECTORY/SINCE=13-DEC-1994 MAIL # From Date Subject 1 BILL 13-DEC-1994 The Pound 2 BILL 13-DEC-1994 The Dollar 3 BILL 14-DEC-1994 The Cent 4 MARK 17-DEC-1994 The Dime This example shows how to use the /SINCE qualifier with the DIRECTORY command to display a listing of all the mail messages in the current folder received on or after December 13, 1994. 3.MAIL> DIRECTORY/SUBJECT_SUBSTRING= POUND MAIL # From Date Subject 1 BILL 13-DEC-1994 The Pound This example shows how to use the /SUBJECT_SUBSTRING qualifier with the DIRECTORY command to find messages that contain the substring POUND. 4.MAIL> DIRECTORY/FOLDER Listing of folders in DISK$:[BACON]MAIL.MAI;1 Press Ctrl/C to cancel listing MAIL NEW_HIRES PROJECTS SALES_LEADS This example shows how to display a listing of all the folders in the current mail file.