DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: Anybody working on removing sendmail from base?
On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 15:47:19 -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :I don't mean to reply to myself, but you guys aren't missing the fact
> :that login(1) checks MAIL at login time? It doesn't care whether it's
> :a directory or a file, I consider this a bug. At the least it should
> :say "$MAIL is a directory." or be silent. Instead it tells the user
> :"You have mail.". If this isn't a bug, think about whether MAIL should
> :have to be set to an mbox style drop for the rest of FreeBSD's life--
> :I hope not.
> This is a capability that was inherited from the original login 15+
> years ago. It made sense back then but doesn't really make sense now.
> The check should be made in the interactive portion of /etc/csh.login
> For that matter, [t]csh has far better support for mail-checking. It
> even has automatic timed events (a periodic function) built right into
> the shell.
. ..and zsh too.. Zsh also support the Maildir if it compiles with the
'--enable-maildir-support'. I can't live without zsh.. ;-) But, I am not
sure which is better for the mail-checking but they work..
> Matthew Dillon
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