Re: missing /var/mail
On Sun, Feb 03, 2008 at 06:33:30AM -0800, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 11:22:50AM -0500, "Douglas A. Tutty" <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> > On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 09:45:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > >
> > > > There are other mailbox formats, most notably Maildir, which store each
> > > > message in a separate file. If the system drops while a file is being
> > > > written and that file's data is lost, then you only lose one message
> > > > instead of the whole mailbox.
> > >
> > > That's exactly what I meant
> > OK. With stock Debian's exim4 and mutt, how do I switch from mbox to
> > maildir? I assume that once I do, the user's interaction with the mail
> > from within Mutt will look the same?
> I believe that if you dpkg-reconfigure exim, you get a prompt asking
> whether to use Maildir.
Its been quite easy. dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config, choose maildir.
Add MAIL=/home/$USER/Maildir to /etc/bash.bashrc so that mutt picks it
One question: Is there a way for bash to check Maildir for new mail or
should I just disable its check alltogether? It is misleading for it to
say "no mail". I also have been in the habit of using "from -c"; is
there a Maildir equivalent? I also see from the mutt man page that it
refers one to the maildir(5) man page which I can't find.
Ok, another question.
All our saved messages are in mbox format. In the future, can mutt save
messages to Maildir directories instead of mbox files? Is there a