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answer(1)							     answer(1)

       answer - phone message transcription system

       The  interactive	 program helps you to transcribe telephone (and other)
       messages into electronic mail.

       The program uses your personal alias  database  and  the	 system	 alias
       database, allowing you to use aliases to address the messages.

       supports the following options:

	      Prompt for phone-slip-type message fields.

	      Allow addresses that are not aliases.

       begins with the prompt.	Enter a one-word alias or a two-word user name
       ("Words" are separated by spaces.)  The user name is  converted	to  an
       alias  in  the  form  where f is the first character of the first word,
       lastword is the second word, and all letters are shifted to  lowercase.
       For example, is converted to the alias

       Without	the option, the specified or converted alias must exist in the
       alias databases.	 With the option, if the processed "alias" is  not  in
       the alias databases, it is used for the address as is.

       The fully expanded address is displayed.

       With the option, you are asked for typical message slip data:

       Enter  the  appropriate data.  You can put just an or nothing after the
       pertinent dash prompts, or you can type longer comments.	 Whatever  you
       enter  becomes part of the message.  Lines with no added text are omit‐
       ted from the message.

       Finally, you are prompted for a message.	 Enter a message, if any, end‐
       ing with a blank line.  The message is sent and the prompt is repeated.

       To end the program, enter any one of or at the prompt.

       User input is in normal type.

   With No Options
       This  example  shows  a	valid alias, an invalid user name, and a valid
       user name.  In the invalid case, the converted alias  is	 displayed  in
       square brackets.

   With the -u Option
       If you enter the previous error is treated differently.

   With the -p Option
       If you enter the phone-slip prompts are added.  The three lines with no
       added text are deleted from the message.

       User alias database data table
       User alias database directory table
       User alias database hash table
       User alias source text
       System alias database data table
       System alias database directory table
       System alias database hash table
       System alias source text
       Outbound mail message edit buffer

       was developed by HP.

       elm(1), newalias(1).


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