Hello all -
Last week I wrote:
> On one of our SunOS 4.1.3 systems, running the /usr/ucb/Mail program
> (and other mail programs, as well) gives the message:
> May not execute "mail" while sourcing
> but things seem to work OK.
> Has anyone else seen this? Is this a "feature", bug or just confusing?
> Doesn't seem like it's bitten us so far, but I don't want it to bite us
> in the future.
> Here's an example session ....
> |> [sccsadm@shiner]:/usr/openwin/bin/xview
> |> > /usr/ucb/Mail
> |> May not execute "mail" while sourcing
> |> Mail version SMI 4.0 Thu Jul 23 13:52:20 PDT 1992 Type ? for help.
> |> "/usr/spool/mail/sccsadm": 2 messages 1 new 2 unread
> |> U 1 debbiek@mamba Thu May 4 10:34 23/882 test
> |> >N 2 debbiek@mamba Thu May 4 11:10 22/872 test
> |> & x
> Thanks for any help,
Thanks to all who responded ..
Jesse Adam (jaa@pollux.GEOG.UCSB.EDU)
Andy Feldt (Andy_Feldt@phyast.nhn.uoknor.edu)
Michael Pearlman (email@example.com)
Guy Harris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kevin Sheehan (email@example.com)
Casper Dik (casper@Holland.Sun.COM) who hit the nail on the head with:
| Check the user's .mailrc and the system wide /usr/lib/Mail*rc files.
| The contain commands to print or save mail which isn't allowed.
| (E.g., start your .mailrc with "m" on a single line and you get the
| same on all machines)
The user who told me about it, had the "m" on a single line embedded
in his .mailrc file.
I hadn't used /usr/ucb/Mail in so long that I clearly missed this in
reviewing his .mailrc file.
Thanks for the help,
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