aerc - the world's best email client
For a guided tutorial, use *:help tutorial*.
# RUNTIME COMMANDS
To execute a command, press ':' to bring up the command interface. Commands may
also be bound to keys, see *aerc-config*(5) for details. In some contexts, such
as the terminal emulator, ';' is used to bring up the command interface.
Different commands work in different contexts, depending on the kind of tab you
## GLOBAL COMMANDS
These commands work in any context.
Changes aerc's current working directory.
Displays aerc's current working directory in the status bar.
Opens a new terminal tab with a shell running in the current working
directory, or the specified command.
*prev-tab* [n], *next-tab* [n]
Cycles to the previous or next tab in the list, repeating n times
## MESSAGE LIST COMMANDS
Change the folder shown in the message list.
Open the compose window to send a new email. The new email will be sent with
the current account's outgoing transport configuration, see
*aerc-config*(5) for details on configuring outgoing emails.
Copies the selected message to the target folder.
Deletes the selected message.
Opens the composer to forward the selected message to another recipient.
Moves the selected message to the target folder.
*next-folder* <n>, *prev-folder* <n>
Cycles to the next (or previous) folder shown in the sidebar, repeated n
times (default: 1).
*next-message* <n>[%], *prev-message* <n>[%]
Selects the next (or previous) message in the message list. If specified as
a percentage, the percentage is applied to the number of messages shown on
screen and the cursor advances that far.
Downloads and pipes the selected message into the given shell command, and
opens a new terminal tab to show the result.
Opens the composer to reply to the selected message.
*-a*: Reply all
*-q*: Insert a quoted version of the selected message into the reply editor
Selects the nth message in the message list (and scrolls it into view if
Opens the message viewer to display the selected message.
## MESSAGE VIEW COMMANDS
Downloads and pipes the current message part into the given shell command,
and opens a new terminal tab to show the result.
Saves the current message part to the given path.
Closes the message viewer.
## TERMINAL COMMANDS
Closes the terminal.
# SEE ALSO
*aerc-config*(5) *aerc-imap*(5) *aerc-smtp*(5)
Maintained by Drew DeVault <firstname.lastname@example.org>, who is assisted by other open
source contributors. For more information about aerc development, see