mail(1) save command does not work as in the man page
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Thu Jul 26 06:42:40 UTC 2012
From bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com Thu Jul 26 02:58:29 2012
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:37:47 -0500 (CDT)
From: Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com>
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org, mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Subject: Re: mail(1) save command does not work as in the man page
> Any comments?
This is the 'standard'/*EXPECTED* behavior of 'mail', and has been, since
the early 1980s. (I still use 'mail' as my standard mail client'.)
If invoked _without_ specifying a maibox,
1) mail that is written to another mailbox is deleted from the inbox on exit.
2) mail that was read, but _not_ written/deleted is saved to 'mbox'.
If invoked *WITH* '-f', messages are not deleted/moved on exit. you must
_explicitly_ perform any desired actions.
You've found a bug in the _documentation_, not the progam. :)
ok, I might make a patch for mail.1 when
I have the time.
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