[X-Unix] Sending mail from the commandline?

TjL luomat at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 12:55:32 PST 2008

On 1/26/08, David Ledger <dledger at ivdcs.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> At 09:52 +0000 26/1/08, Stroller wrote:
> >On 26 Jan 2008, at 02:00, Kevin Stevens wrote:
> >>  Yes, actually, it was.  However, I misread your command as
> >>IMail-something and assumed you were running a different
> >>application and weren't aware of mail.
> >
> >TjL: please note that this is an entirely logical assumption to come
> >to, considering your capitalisation of the command `Mail`.
> At least one mainstream Unix has, or had, a 'Mail' which is/was an
> enhanced version of 'mail' in the same way that 'mailx' is.

All of the ones that I've been involved with, going back to NeXTSTEP.

Checking shell accounts I have on Linux (Debian) and FreeBSD, there's
a /usr/bin/Mail command, which is where you'll find it on Leopard.

> Of course, with a case insensitive filesystem that's no help.

Aye, there's the rub.

Sorry for the confusion.


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