burst(1mh)burst(1mh)Nameburst - explode digests into messages
Syntaxburst [ +folder ] [ msgs ] [ options ]
The command extracts the original messages from a forwarded message,
discards the forwarder's header details, and places the original mes‐
sages at the end of the current folder.
By default, takes the current message in the current folder. You can
specify messages other than the current message by using with the
+folder and msgs arguments. If you specify another message, that mes‐
sage becomes the current message. If you specify another folder, that
folder becomes the current folder.
The command will expand either a single message which contains a number
of separate messages packed together for ease of mailing, or an Inter‐
net digest. The and commands can both pack individual messages into a
single message or file.
You can use in combination with or to re-direct or forward mail more
conveniently. For example, if you wanted to forward a number of mes‐
sages to yourself on another account, you could use to combine them and
send them in a single message. When the message arrives, you can use
to expand the single message into its constituent messages.
Expands the forwarded message or digest in its current place
in the folder. The message that is expanded is replaced by
the header used to forward the message, or if it is a digest,
by the table of contents. The command then places the
extracted messages immediately after this, and re-numbers the
rest of the messages in the folder to make room for them.
The original message or digest is not saved.
If -noinplace is given, the original message or digest is
preserved. The messages which extracts are placed at the end
of the folder. Other messages are not re-numbered. This is
the default behavior.
-noquiet Directs to be silent about reporting messages that are not in
digest format. Normally, an error message is printed if you
attempt to use on a message which does not contain encapsu‐
Reports the general actions that is taking to explode the
The default settings for this command are:
+folder defaults to the current folder
msgs defaults to the current message
The program enforces a limit on the number of messages which may be
expanded from a single message. This number is about 1000 messages.
However, there is usually no limit on the number of messages which may
reside in the folder after the messages have been expanded.
The command only works on messages that have been encapsulated accord‐
ing to the guidelines laid down by the proposed standard RFC 934. The
encapsulated message is considered to start after encounters a line of
dashes. If you attempt to use on a message that has not been encapsu‐
lated according to RFC 934, the results may be unpredictable. For
example, may find an encapsulation boundary prematurely, and split a
single encapsulated message into two or more messages.
Any text which appears after the last encapsulated message is not
placed in a separate message by When the -inplace option is used, this
trailing information is lost. Text which appears before the first
encapsulated message is not lost.
Path: To determine your Mail directory
Msg-Protect: To set file protection when creating a new message
The user profile.
See Alsoforw(1mh), inc(1mh), msh(1mh), packf(1mh)
Proposed Standard for Message Encapsulation (RFC 934)