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these should be pretty easy to answer for whoever decides to partake in this thread.
you know when ya log into slack and under your last login time it says "you have mail"...? well i was just wondering how i *read* that mail. i can't help it i was born a .
next up , when my login promp pops up after either i boot up or i logout, i would like it to clear the screen befor asking me to login. Is there a file i could modify to add a simple *clear* command to? (running bash)
Thanks a lot in advance to whoever jumps in. It took me 20 minutes just to write my cdrom and floppy into /etc/fstab, but I *refuse* to give up.
p.s you guys were right...i like slack *way* better than mandrake....and i cant even get X to install!!! ...it's more hands on...(this doesn't count...)
Location: Rome, Italy ; Novi Sad, Srbija; Brisbane, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu / ITOS2008
no, i thinnk what he meant is to clear the screen when he logouts, so the person who logins after him cant see what was the last thing he did. A script that should run on logout, after BASH is closed and before the login respawns, something that will clear the screen, so no one can see last couple of commands entered by the person who just logged out.
I was looking for something like that too, cuz its really annoying having to clear screen before logging out...
Any ideas how to do this?
As for mail, you will want to install those email packages since it seems you don't have them. Just pop in the install CD, look at the FILE_LIST and find wich dir and filname you will want to install by doing installpkg filename.tgz
As for halt and reboot, that's a permission thing. Only root can do that, unless decide to add a user to the sudoers file and let them have the correct permissions to do this. Type man sudoers to get the low-down on that.
Try 'mailx'. I used to read mail using it on a crazy ol' machine at university. Very gnarly. Obviously I don't use it now, but it may be what you're looking for to read your mail spool, although any other program like mutt should do it.
Taz, dude, no kidding; any user, or even the machine just sitting there like a wet sock, can give the machine the 3 finger salute. It runs by keytrap. I know RH and Slack both have this feature. I think most of the other distro's do as well.