MAIL Command, Examples
*Conan The Librarian
1.$ MAIL MAIL> This MAIL command invokes MAIL to process commands interactively. 2.$ MAIL/SUBJECT="New Project" PROJECT.DOC JONES,SMITH,ADAMS This MAIL command specifies that the file named PROJECT.DOC is to be sent to users JONES, SMITH, and ADAMS, with a subject description of New Project in the heading. 3.$MAIL/SUBJECT="Vacation Policy Change" NEWSLETTR "@USERS" This MAIL command invokes MAIL to send the file NEWSLETTR.TXT to all the users named in the file USERS.DIS. The subject description is Vacation Policy Change. 4.$ MAIL/EDIT MAIL> SEND To: EARTH::MAX Subj: Experiment . . . [End of file] Buffer: MAIL | Write | Insert | Forward | This example shows how to use the /EDIT qualifier with the MAIL command enabling you to create and edit a new message. Press the Do key to return to the command prompt (Command:). Type EXIT to send the message or QUIT to end the editing session without sending the message. 5.$ MAIL/EDIT=(REPLY,FORWARD) MAIL> 14 . . . MAIL> REPLY To: EARTH::MAX Subj: Experiment [End of file] Buffer: MAIL | Write | Insert | Forward | This example shows how to use the /EDIT qualifier specifying the keywords REPLY and FORWARD, which enable you to edit any message you forward or to which you reply. To reply to message 14, enter REPLY and edit your text. Press the Do key to return to the line-editing prompt and to send the reply to user EARTH::MAX. 6.$ MAIL/PERSONAL_NAME ="Cindy L." TEST.DAT VROMAN This example shows the user's personal name defined as Cindy L. in the current message containing the file TEST.DAT sent to user VROMAN. 7.$ MAIL/SELF experiments.dat smith,jones This example shows how to use the /SELF qualifier to send a copy of the message containing the file named EXPERIMENTS.DAT back to you and to users SMITH and JONES. 8.$ MAIL/SIGNATURE_FILE=BUSINESS_CARD.SIG HELLO.DOC JONES This example shows how to append a text file (BUSINESS_CARD.SIG) to a mail message containing the file HELLO.DOC. User JONES will receive a single mail message containing both files. 9.$ MAIL/SUBJECT="Life in the Big City" newfile.txt JOHNSON This example shows how to use the /SUBJECT qualifier to send a file named NEWFILE.TXT with a subject heading of "Life in the Big City." Use quotation marks around the subject heading to include more than one word, to print in lowercase letters, or to include any spaces or nonalphanumeric characters.