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Old 11-12-2010, 07:31 AM   #1
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Post How Do I Read the Mail in /var/spool/mail/root?


I have been reading and registered .

A sticky that had a field to ask your first question .

It may be so obvious to you all .

You have new mail in /var/spool/mail/root

The above was what I put into google and it brought me here .

Now how do i drill down to where people have already answered or asked the same question?

This is the system I am on that the question is about .

uname -a
Linux cs-sthtrain2.filetek.com 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 #1 SMP Mon Sep 21 04:37:42 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hi there, welcome to LQ!

The LQ Search page ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php ) is probably what you seek - you can search there based on thread/post contents, thread titles, and filter by forum and other criteria.

To read your mail on the local machine, you can use the `mail` command. See here to read about this command:
http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_Mail.htm

Meanwhile, I'm going to request that your posts here in this thread, be moved to their own new thread, perhaps in /Newbie or /Introductions.

If you run into problems reading your mail, and cannot find any help using the Search page or by just browsing around, by all means create yourself a new thread, and explain the situation. Someone will be happy to try to help out when they have a few minutes.

Best regards - and welcome to LQ.
 
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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You could open Terminal or run xterm command and then run mutt command as root. To get more specific instructions post here the name and the version of your Linux distribution.
 
Old 11-12-2010, 08:35 AM   #4
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Move my thread ? Took me ten minutes to find it again .

Love to be cooperative .

Just trying to find my way around .

If by move my thread you mean continue it "someplace" else please give me a link .

and if you mean actually move thread ... no idea how , need link please .

My head hurts .

Just trying to obsorb .

Looks like there are goodies all over the site .
 
Old 11-12-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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Indeed, we have lots of goodies!

If your posts get moved, they will be moved to their own thread (a new thread will be created for you).

Any time you wish to review or locate any post or thread that you have created or participated in, you can use your "Subscribed Threads" page, located via the link in the right-hand-side menus on any LQ page. Your subscribed threads are here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...bscription.php

If we move these few posts of yours, they will disappear from this thread here where we are talking, but you can find the new thread using the link I just gave.

EDIT: Presto - a moderator has placed your posts into a new thread, and we're posting in it right now.

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Old 11-12-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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Ok , now I see a little bit more -thx much !

I now see that replies are alerting through my email I registered with so that is helpful too in getting back to where I was.

I don't want to leave a mess behind me so will try to not post wrong place but the system said I should post or it is curtains so I figured I would dive in and see if "bad" things happened .

thx agn

Automatically parse links in text - why that option before I hit submit ?

Mutt sounds interesting .

The Linux is on a company server/system so is this following info sufficient or should I run another command besides uname to see the distribution ?

@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

uname -a
Linux cs-sthtrain2.filetek.com 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 #1 SMP Mon Sep 21 04:37:42 EDT 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Old 11-12-2010, 09:05 AM   #7
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Hi,

"parse links in text" - this does something to embedded URL's that you include inside your post. I'm not sure what-- I think it shortens them to a reasonable length. It's an option I've never found a need to change.

As for your distribution, yes, more commands would help to identify it, since the `uname` output is not quite doing it. It sort of resembles a RHEL or SuSE distro so far.. An enterprise one anyhow.. You might try one of these, as root:
Code:
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/*release
cat /etc/*version
lsb_release # note I may have this command wrong - someone else will let us know if so...
 
Old 11-12-2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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Editing your LQ settings.

Quote:
Originally Posted by blowefamily View Post
I now see that replies are alerting through my email I registered with
Also - you probably should visit your UserCP (your LQ user control panel) and configura your profile a little bit. Such things as Email notifications, signature, profile details, etc., can be all configured there. See these two links (again, these links are on the right hand side of the page, in the menu structure there).

LQ UserCP: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/usercp.php

Edit Profile: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...do=editprofile
 
Old 11-12-2010, 09:24 AM   #9
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Welcome to LQ blowefamily! Your head will stop spinning in a few days.
There is much to see and do here.
 
Old 11-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #10
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I possibly wrong but then mormally I log in as the root and cd into the mail folder and then I open the mail in vim -r root.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 01:45 AM   #11
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GrapefruiTgirl - here are the results -

[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]# cat /etc/issue
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
Kernel \r on an \m

[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]# cat /etc/*release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]# cat /etc/*version
cat: /etc/subversion: Is a directory
[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]# lsb_release
LSB Version: :core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-ia32:graphics-3.1-noarch
[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]#

Last edited by blowefamily; 11-15-2010 at 01:50 AM. Reason: add to person name
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:54 AM   #12
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OK, so for future reference, any time you create a thread and/or need help with an issue, and are asked to tell what Linux OS you are running, you got that info above from those commands:
Code:
[root@cs-sthtrain2 ~]# cat /etc/*release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)
The above, as well as the output of:
Code:
uname -a
are plenty to identify the OS.

Best regards!
 
Old 11-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #13
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You su to root, and type:

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