mailx anyone?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Jun 14 03:46:12 UTC 2018

Polytropon <freebsd at> writes:

> On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:13:13 +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
>> On 2018-06-13 09:37 PM, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> > On 13/06/2018 16:48, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
>> >> does anyone on this list still use mailx?
>> >> if not regularly, at-least intermittently?
>> > 
>> > Given that mail(1) is part of the FreeBSD base system and is pretty
>> > much the same thing as mailx(1), then probably not that many will use
>> > mailx(1).  mail(1) is something I do use intermittently.
>> mailx is just a link to mail.  :-)
> It is actually the same file; check with "ls -li". :-)

Which doesn't mean it has the same behaviour if called by different names.
[See: 'w' vs. 'uptime']

In this case, though, I thought they were supposed to behave the same
way in either case, and I can't find any reason to think otherwise.

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