Learning the Mac OS X Terminal, Part 2
Subject:   Mail deleted by setting up Unix mail
Date:   2002-04-02 08:17:42
From:   appleamb
Am really enjoying these articles and am looking forward to my "Missing Manual" arriving.

In Lesson 2, you stated;
"As you can see, the test message stays in your local Unix mailbox when you quit mail. Note that this and any other messages there will disappear as a result of the following procedure. "

By golly you were right! But, why? I had just completed part one, and got the redirect completed about 2 minutes before the daily cron script executed. I viewed the mail, then set up the mail access. No mail. I tested, as you suggested. Mail. What actually happened to those original files?


J. Keith Putnam, Apple Ambassador
Huntsville Macintosh Users Group
14028 Astalot Drive
Huntsville, AL 35803-2464
appleamb [at] hmug [dot] org