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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 2
Subject:   Strange behavor
Date:   2002-01-31 08:50:39
From:   chris_stone
Response to: Strange behavor

>>Now I'm able to send mail to root (from terminal) and this mail is fwd'ed and accessable
>>thru Mail.app and the local Unix account. But is doen't show up in the Documents/mbox file..(mail -f)


This is normal. Mail.app moves the messages from the mbox to its own mail box.


>>The cron output files sent (by root) to root *do*, however, show up here but apparently never reach whatever destination to be read by Mail.app.
>>If I then (in terminal) copy the content into a new message and send this to root, it obediently turns up in the local Inbox (Mail.app),>> but not in the Documents/mbox file accessed thru mail -f-
Isn't that odd?


Hard to say what's going on here. But with this procedure, I reccomend you use *either* Mail.app or mail, but not both, since they might be stepping on each other here.


--Chris