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A few issues...
Authored by: beef on Aug 11, '01 03:05:31AM

hmm...

when I installed getmail thing, I just put the files in ~/bin
then .getmail in ~/

I don't have any problem...

didn't bother to put the files anywhere else...


Does anyone know how to configure Mail.app to look at the mbox files? I use pine for text mails, but some places where I subscribed for newsletter sends html mails...



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Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 11, '01 06:49:39AM

Where's this bin directory? In my home? Cause if so, it's not there...



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Authored by: beef on Aug 11, '01 12:01:26PM

yes... the bin directory is in my home... I use it to test things I downloaded, and things I write... it's easy to remove things form there, if I decide not to use them for long term...

I created the bin directory and added it to the path in .tcshrc file...

if you had to create /usr/local/bin, or wherever it was that you put getmail.py, you prolly have to add that to your path, too... or your computer won't be looking for it...

go to the directory where you put getmail.py and try ./getmail.py, see if that works...



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Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 11, '01 12:34:21PM

Sorry but I'm kinda of new to UNIX... so I should create this bin directory in my home directory and place getmail.py and what else there? Also, what's this .tshsrc file that I need to add things to? As of now, I don't have the files anywhere, i just have a .getmail directory with the getmailrc file in it in home... what else is there to do? Oh and I also have pine installed...

Thanks!



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Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 12, '01 05:52:08AM

You can create your own "bin" directory in your
Home directory. I use mine to put shell scripts and
stuff.

"mkdir bin" in the terminal.

Make sure it has executable permissions - "chmod 755 bin"

Make sure all the scripts you put in it are executable also.

If you don't have a .cshrc file make one.

Mine has this line:

set path=(/bin /usr/bin /sbin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin /usr/X11R6/bin $HOME/bin)

The $HOME/bin is the important one here.



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Authored by: Anonymous on Aug 12, '01 07:37:38AM

Got getmail and pine to work just right... now, i'm trying to set up a crontab file (as per my message on the main body here)... any thoughts on that>?



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Authored by: beef on Aug 12, '01 11:04:41AM

I get the feeling you want to get things done in CLI... but there's a program called cronnix (or maybe it was one n... forgot) that let's you do things easier with GUI...

I'm not really one to answer about cron...
if you haven't done so yet, I suggest you pick up a book on unix (I don't know if it's important to specifically choose a book on BSD... maybe you might wanna check out a book on csh/tcsh, too... if you have no intention to change your shell anytime soon). You can go to borders and spend as much time as you want in choosing a book you like (I think it's important to pick a book with a style you like/comfortable with when it's about Unix... I think half the books in the bookstores are written in Martian... hmm... am I supposed to understand Martian? Men are from Mars, right?). Anyway... People here are friendly and they tend to write stuffs in very easy to understand manner.... but even then, they can be quite complicated. It's really nice to have a book you can fall alseep on... I mean..... I think my brain fell sleep... I hope you know what I meant to say.

Ok... I think I'm drunk. I wrote a lot of nothing... Night (Singapore time... add about half a day to your time if you're in US... I'm off to Japan to see my grandparents tomorrow.... no net connection there.. :~P)



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