Selecting Messages

As you have seen, messages can be referred to by their message numbers. Some MH commands, such as "show", can act upon more than one message at a time. A range of messages can be specified using the form "name1-name2" where "name" is a message number or one of the reserved message names described below:
cur
The current message (the last one that was handled)
next
The next message (same as cur + 1)
prev
The previous message (cur - 1)
first
The first message in the current folder
last
The last message in the folder
all
All messages (first - last)
If you do not name a specific message, the command will act upon the "current message".

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