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help, where are those aliases stored?
Authored by: dubmaster on Apr 05, '02 11:45:21AM

I installed those scripts in init/tcsh and I really liked it, until I was going to get my mail.
now, when I am typing mail in a terminal, it opens the, instead of showing my messages.
I need to get rid of those pesky aliases.
where are they?
someone here, who can help, please?

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help, where are those aliases stored?
Authored by: porkchop_d_clown on Apr 05, '02 01:51:16PM

Okay. Couple of things.

Aliases are stored in /Users/YOU/.osxaliases/... Inside that directory you will find one file for each directory you built aliases for.

BUT deleting the mail alias won't help for long - it will be recreated the next time you install an application!

I would suggest a coupld of alternatives:

1) If you type 'mail' (with the single quotes!) you will get the command line mail application.

2) You can also configure to read your command line mail file (I did this). Making this work is very slightly tricky, instructions for that are available at O'

3) you can edit your ~/Library/init/tcsh/aliases.mine file and add an extra line for the regular mail. For example, if you add

unalias mail

as the last line in the file, you will remove the mail alias.

4) Instead of removing the old alias, though, you could choose to create another alias for the command line mail. In the same file, add the line:

alias m "'mail'"

NOTICE THE NESTED QUOTES! double quotes on the outside, single quotes in the inside! This basically creates a new alias ("m") that will run the command line mail file.

I hope one of these choices works for you!

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