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MELI(1)                     General Commands Manual                    MELI(1)

     meli – Meli Mail User Agent. meli is the Greek word for honey.

     meli [--help | -h] [--version | -v] [--create-config [path]]
          [--config path]

     Experimental terminal mail client

           --help, -h
                 Show help message and exit.

           --version, -v
                 Show version and exit.

           --create-config [path]
                 Create configuration file in path if given, or at

           --config path
                 Start meli with given configuration file.

     When launched for the first time, meli will search for its configuration
     directory, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/. If it doesn't exist, you will be asked
     if you want to create one along with a sample configuration. The sample
     configuration $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/config includes comments with the
     basic settings required for setting up accounts allowing you to copy and
     edit right away.

     At any time, you can press ? to show a searchable list of all available
     actions and shortcuts, along with every possible setting and command that
     your version supports.

     The main visual navigation tool is the left-side sidebar. The menu's
     visibility can be toggled (default shortcut `).

     The view into each folder has 3 modes: plain, threaded and compact. Plain
     views each mail indvidually, threaded shows their thread relationship
     visually, and compact includes one entry per thread of emails.

              ^^      .-=-=-=-.  ^^
          ^^        (`-=-=-=-=-`)         ^^
                  (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)  ^^         ^^
            ^^   (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)   ^^
                ( `-=-=-=-(@)-=-=-` )      ^^
                (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)  ^^
                (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)          ^^
         ^^     (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)  ^^
            ^^   (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)          ^^
                  (`-=-=-=-=-=-=-`)  ^^
           ^^       (`-=-=-=-=-`)
                     `-=-=-=-=-`          ^^

     Commands are issued in EXECUTE mode, by default started with the space
     character and exited with Escape key.

     set plain | threaded | compact                 set the way mailboxes are
                                                    plain     shows one row
                                                              per mail,
                                                              regardless of
                                                    threaded  shows threads as
                                                              a tree
                                                              structure, with
                                                              one row per
                                                              thread entry
                                                    compact   shows one row
                                                              per thread

     sort subject | date   asc | desc               sort mail listing

     subsort subject | date   asc | desc            sorts only the first level
                                                    of replies.

     close                                          closes closeable tabs

     go n                                           where n is a mailbox
                                                    prefixed with the n number
                                                    in the side menu for the
                                                    current account

     toggle_thread_snooze                           don't issue notifications
                                                    for thread under cursor in
                                                    thread listing

     filter STRING                                  filter mailbox with STRING
                                                    key. Escape exits filter

     list-post                                      post in list of currently
                                                    viewed envelope

     list-unsubscribe                               unsubscribe automatically
                                                    from list of currently
                                                    viewed envelope

     list-archive                                   open list archive with

     set read, set unread

     setenv KEY=VALUE                               set environment variable
                                                    KEY to VALUE

     printenv KEY                                   print environment variable

     Non-complete list of shortcuts and their default values.

           open_thread     '\n'

           exit_thread     'i'

           create_contact  'c'

           edit_contact    'e'

           prev_page       PageUp,

           next_page       PageDown

           prev_folder     'K'

           next_folder     'J'

           prev_account    'l'

           next_account    'h'

           new_mail        'm'

           scroll_up       'k'

           scroll_down     'j'

           page_up         PageUp

           page_down       PageDown

           `     toggles hiding of sidebar in mail listings

           ?     opens up a shortcut window that shows available actions in
                 the current component you are using (eg mail listing, contact
                 list, mail composing)

           m     starts a new mail composer

           R     replies to the currently viewed mail.

           u     displays numbers next to urls in the body text of an email
                 and ng opens the nth url with xdg-open

           na    opens the nth attachment.

     meli exits with 0 on a successful run. Other exit statuses are:

     1   catchall for general errors

           EDITOR          Specifies the editor to use

           MELI_CONFIG     Override the configuration file

     meli uses the following parts of the XDG standard:

           XDG_CONFIG_HOME  defaults to ~/.config/

           XDG_CACHE_HOME   defaults to ~/.cache/

     and appropriates the following locations:

           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/           User configuration directory.

           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/config     User configuration file.

           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/hooks/*    Reserved for event hooks.

           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/meli/plugins/*  Reserved for plugin files.

           $XDG_CACHE_HOME/meli/*           Internal cached data used by meli.

           /tmp/meli/*                      Temporary files generated by meli.


     XDG Standard
     maildir ⟨⟩

     Copyright 2017-2019 Manos Pitsidianakis ⟨⟩ Released
     under the GPL, version 3 or greater. This software carries no warranty of
     any kind. (See COPYING for full copyright and warranty notices.)


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