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B.2.4 The OPTION Command

The OPTION command allows to request optional features on the remote server. Currently the only implemented subcommand is:


Requests that all text responses be prefaced by a MIME header (RFC2045) followed by a single blank line.

After this command is issued, the server begins each textual response with a MIME header. This header consists of ‘Content-type’ and ‘Content-transfer-encoding’ headers, as supplied by the corresponding configuration file statements for this database (See content-type, see content-transfer-encoding). Any or both of these headers may be missing.