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burst(1mh)							    burst(1mh)

Name
       burst - explode digests into messages

Syntax
       burst [ +folder ] [ msgs ] [ options ]

Description
       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.

Options
       -inplace
       -noinplace
		 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.

       -quiet
       -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‐
		 lated messages.

       -verbose
       -noverbose
		 Reports the general actions that is  taking  to  explode  the
		 digest.

       The default settings for this command are:

	      +folder defaults to the current folder
	      msgs defaults to the current message
	      -noinplace
	      -noquiet
	      -noverbose

Restrictions
       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.

Profile Components
       Path:	      To determine your Mail directory
       Msg-Protect:   To set file protection when creating a new message

Files
       The user profile.

See Also
       forw(1mh), inc(1mh), msh(1mh), packf(1mh)
       Proposed Standard for Message Encapsulation (RFC 934)

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