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i have couple of questions,
ok, first one first,
when i use mail command in command line, i doesnt seem to be sending any email
i use "mail email@example.com", then after i enter content i press Ctrl D,. i just wondering i have to set up my smtp and pop for that mail command, i cant find any info how to setup in man pages.
second one is
i dont want explorer window opened every time i insert CD, is there any where i can turn off auto run CD?
Thanks heap in advance
uhm, things to go off about on your question:
1) there is not explorer and calling it that will get you hung by your balls.
2) e-mail try starting with evolution in the gui mode, newb friendly.
3) redhat automatically mounts cd's, as for popping them up not sure I hate redhat (not critisising you for using it though)
yep i know i can use gui for some stuff, i am not new to gui , i can use gui quite well in redhat. but after i knew about commandline power, i am trying to force myself to use it. so can you help?
well, i dont know how they call the square frame come out when you click on any folder . i dont want that frame window opened when i insert CD.
it is eather nautilus konquere (I do not know kde so that may not be it) or there are a few others, I use none, any directory stuff I do from commandline. also it is good to do a lot from command line, very good, but you shoudl still be ina gui while doing it using xterm or my favorite E-term (part of www.enlightenment.org) I think enlightenment is the best for those that want terminal, there are redhat packages available for it to. (I recommend compiling it for experiance though) basically you have a background, no desktop icons, no apparent menu's, no clutter, to pull up a menu you click on the desktop and boom a menu you make ina text file pops-up and you select from a list eather terminal or a gui application you need. (you can also access gnome and kde menus frm this menu)
The mail command looks for a mail server on the local machine. If your using your ISP's mail it won't work. I don't know of any command-line email software that will work but you might try searching on freshmeat.net
I think there is a seperate program that will check your mail from the server and then you can read it from a command-line program such as mail or pine. If I can find out what it is I will let you know.
now i can send email from pine but cant receive yet, i need to set pop to receive it , but i dont know where to set, still figuring out,
to run mail server, i do need to register with isp and have MX record and stuff, dont i?
It's been awhile (6 years) since I used pine, but I believe there is a letter you can press at the first screen you get to, that will be options. I seem to remember setting it in there, but I may be mistaken.
Of course when I was using pine, I was telnet'd in to the actual mail server, so I may have just been reading the file from /var/mail.