I've been searching in manuals and on google, but I could not find an answer to my question.
Let's say I define the following variable in my muttrc file: ### where are my email accounts ? set my_mail_root_dir = $HOME/Mail set mbox_type = Maildir ### folders for my Hotmail account set folder = $my_mail_root_dir/hotmail set mbox = $folder/Inbox set spoolfile = $folder/Inbox I would like to use "folder" for mailboxes command: mailboxes `echo -n "+ "; cd $folder; find . -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "*" -printf "+'%f' "` When I run mutt, I get the content of my home directory in the side panel: $folder was not "expanded". It works if I use an environment variable set before starting mutt. Is it possible to use a mutt variable (e.g $folder) in a shell command ? Thank you Mathieu