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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 3

install_mh Command


Sets up mailbox directories.


install_mh [-auto ] [-help ]


The install_mh command sets up mailbox directories. The install_mh command is not started by the user. The install_mh command is called by other programs only.

The install_mh command starts automatically the first time you run any Message Handler (MH) command. The install_mh command prompts you for the name of your mail directory. If the directory does not exist, the install_mh command queries you if it should be created. Upon receiving a positive response, the install_mh command creates the $HOME/.mh_profile file and places the Path: profile entry in it. This entry identifies the location of your mailbox by specifying the directory path for your MH directory, UserMHDirectory.


-auto Creates the standard MH path without prompting.
-help Lists the command syntax, available switches (toggles), and version information.
Note: For MH, the name of this flag must be fully spelled out.


$HOME/.mh_profile Contains the MH user profile.

Related Information

Mail Overview in AIX Version 4.3 System User's Guide: Communications and Networks.

Peek, Jerry. MH and xmh: E-mail for Users and Programmers. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, 1992.

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